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I was at the beach and suddenly got a "lens error" on my Nikkon Coolpix F550.

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Hi,

It could be assumed that sand somehow got inside the lens mechanism of the camera. This being a delicate operation would require the services of a qualified professional.

Though it is possible that you can clean the lens mechanism yourself, vacuum,or blow compressed air, the possibility of aggravating the issue is always there.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Water droplets might have entered into your camera ......thats why you are getting this error .......

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