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Camera problem The problem with our camera started after our baby was dragging it in the sand. Now, it only says lens error, restart camera. I took the battery out for a minute but it didn't help.

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There is sand inside the lens, this is quite normal if camera had been in contact with sand, you won't fix it by taking battery out, try blowing on lens gear, in attempt to remove sand particle, you can also use a compressor, like the ones at the petrol station.
The right thing to do in this situation is taking the camera for repairs, as the lens barrell must be opened and cleaned.
See if you can unlock it by chance in the way suggested, if not you will have to take your camera to a repair shop.
Check your guaranty terms.

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