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I dropped my camera when the lense was out, and it has gone on a wonk and it wont go back in how can i fix this please help?


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The gear that moves the lens is stuck or jammed. Do not force! You'll need to disassemble the camera in order to reset the gears. A gear may have been broken as well. If you force the lens, you can multiply the problem further.
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