Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My camera was dropped, and the lens will not retract, or work at all.

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Oh you silly boy,,,,,we have all done that in our time,,,what you have done is knock the lens gearing out of wack,,,well its busted for good,, as it may well be,,, but if you genteelly push on the lens when you turn off the carera it may help it to " ... Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera

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Lens will not retract, camera was not dropped,

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