Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

The lens just won't open when you turn it on.


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\015\012\015\012Thanks for using FixYa. To start with try to blow\015\012compressed air around the lens cover so that if there is any dirt it cleans if\015\012off. You can also stick a thin strip of paper between the lens shutter and the\015\012outer support ring & move it in a way that it clears the debris that\342\200\231s stuck\015\012in there. If still the issue is not resolved then you\342\200\231ll have to replace the\015\012lens assembly & lens mechanism to fix this issue. It is recommended to be\015\012done by a professional. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved\015\012or post a comment for further assistance.
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