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Lens Jammed i was takeing a picture with my pentax opto t10 . i handed it to my friend when she pushed the off botton and the lens would not go in. Help me ???

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Is looks like a problem with the zooming mechanism. Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

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