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Lens becomes jammed when taking pics.

My Nikon coolpix L12 seems to have defective lens,I purchased end of october,used maybe 5 times,second time lens seems to be offtrack?I get lens error.This happened last time I used it,and it fixed self after powering down,now this time its locked in position,I need to send to New York for repair,I have been sent 5 places,6 calls,and now this,please refer me in right direction ASAP.I missed my sons 13th Bday with the run around,I have been told two places to send it,waited on emails that never came for service no.Now I was told all that was wrong to go here,someone send me return this defective product please,It has been a month now of run around.

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    Lens jammed in out position. Screen is showing Lens Error. Lens appears to be out of alignment. Camera is brand new and has taken only 16 pictures. Also had "batteries exhausted" on screen before even using -

    Put new batteries in & camera worked but lens jammed after 16 pictures.



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