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Lens error the lens is stuck open and giving a 'lens error' message. is there anything we can do?

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Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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Fixya rules prevent me from giving you a link to anything off Fixya that would help you fix your camera.

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