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Nikon Coolpix L12 It has a constnat lens error screen Accidentally sat on my camera when it was on, with the lens fully dialated. Now it will open, but will not close all the way and Lens Error appears occassionally... 3 x out of 5. It seems to get stuck when opening and closing, rather off-center


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Yes all cameras come with a maufacturers 1 year guarantee - against workmanship or manufacturing defects.
\015\012 Basically if it works when you get it, they can walk away saying it must be your fault it's broken because it used to work.
\015\012 Sad - but that's how it is now.
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\015\012No, sitting on it is not covered by any guarantee.
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\015\012One of the alignment pins seems to be broken, so it will not stay rigid. This will require repair or replacement.
\015\012Unfortunately this probably is not economic to send for repair, but if you can find a "donor" camera cheaply, you may be able to replace broken parts.
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\015\012Sorry It's bad news.
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\015\012Thanks for using Fixya.
Turn\015\012off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at\015\012the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap\015\012is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix.\015\012This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens\015\012was extended.
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\015\012Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the\015\012biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try\015\012powering the camera back on.
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\015\012If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do\015\012the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other\015\012gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular\015\012movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a\015\012"click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
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\015\012Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of\015\012the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at\015\012first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take
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