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\015 Samsung ES15 - I have sand in and around the zoom lens which prevent the cmaera from operating. I was told it was cheaper to buy a new camera then to fax this one. Is there a trick to cleaning around the len?\015

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Does anyone have instructions for getting at the lens mechanism? I totally understand the risks of doing this myself, but the cost of getting a shop to do this is nearly as much as a new camera! I am sure the problem is caused by sand. The lens at first just went in and out a few time, before the camera turned off. I vacuumed it, then slapped it against the side of my hand whilst turning it on - now it turns on properly with the lens out, but it wont focus - so you can only take blurry photo

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