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Lens will not retract. orange and green lights come on, but preview screen remains dark and lens will not retract when I trun it off.

\015 The Olympus lens will not retract into the camera. I had trouble getting it to come out, now it will not retract. The orange and green lights come on, but the preview screen remains dark.\015

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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