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Lens mechanism not travelling fully

\015 Digital camera Finepix A350.Lens mechanism not full extending and towards end of travel it makes a slight grating noise as though something is not engaging properly. As a result viewing is not in focus\015

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Use your vacuum cleaner to pull the dust lodged between the lens casing and the camera body. Do not blow it in.
If the camera makes a grating noise when extending the mechanism inside the lens is broken
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