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I was working at a kids camp and one of the kids accidently dropped my camera and the lens got messed up. I pushed it back in, but now it's jammed.

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I assume it is a compact camera, these are really difficult to repair, when even possible, thus I suggest you contact the camera's Brand services to find a repair center near your area.

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