Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have a Sanyo VPC-S1415 digital camera, the lens is stuck in the camera and won't come out. The camera will come on for a few seconds then shut off and it shows a side-view picture of a camera with the lens out with a red X over the lens. How can I fix this?


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I have a Sanyo VPC-S1415 digital camera, the lens is stuck in the camera and won't come out. The camera will come on for a few seconds then shut off and it shows a side-view picture of a camera with the lens out with a red X over the lens. How can I fix this?


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You are having problem with the lens... you need to change the lens to get a bright picture... ... Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera

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