Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Hi, My daughter (12 years old) saved her money and bought a Nikon Coolpix L11 camera (SN# 34031249)from Target 8 months ago. She dropped it resulting in the following: - A silver round lens front came off (we have it) - A black lens ring with hole came off (we have it) - The interior lens extension looks tilted. - The screen says "lens error" She said it worked some at first, but had a line across it (I'm not sure if she meant the viewer or the picture) Target wouldnt ta


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OOOOH, sounds like a doosy! I'm not convinced it's fixable but you are going to have to take it apart to see for sure.
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\015\012Remove the case screws and try to pull the casing apart. If your not used to taking electronics apart it helps to draw diagrams or take digital pictures (with another camera of course :-) ) so that things go back together after.
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\015\012You will want to pay close atention to the zoom and lense mechanism as that is what seems broken. If you can un-bend or put back in place whatever is crooked you may be able to get rid of the lens error, sounds like it's stuck or bent.
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\015\012If anything happens to the optics you may be stuck with the line she is describing.
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\015\012The two pieces you have that came off might snap back on or you may be able to get them to stay on with some glue if you are careful.
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\015\012Good Luck!
The problem here is that the optical block has shifted. The lens error is a result of the motor's inability to move anything inside to the "home" position. The crack might be in the lens itself or in the CCD behind the lens. In either case, "repairing" the lens area won't fix that problem. Check around for another similar camera that has other problems and completely replace the lens assembly. check with local shops asking for scrap units that your daughter can play with. A bit of luck will get you the parts you need. Paying for the replacement parts will likely cost more than the original camera.
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