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I got sand into the lens and i the camera says lens error how do i fix it


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The sand is interfering with the lens extension mechanism.

I have several fix for you;

1. Remove the batteries from your camera, wait 5 minutes. Put a fresh\015\012set of batteries back in and power back on the camera.
OR

2. Turn off the camera and Insert the its Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn it on.\015\012This extra power can be useful in overcoming sand that may be jamming the lens.

3. When you turn it on, does the lens comes out?
If it doesnt, tap the rubber cover on a hard surface with the\015\012intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Also softly hit a side of the camera against the palm of\015\012your hand.

Tell me if this works.
Oof! If you've cleaned it out with a canned air sprayer & with a small brush & it's still wonky, you may have to have it professionally repaired as the electronic components in digital cameras is ULTRA sensitive! Good luck.
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