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I dropped my Olympus FE-240 Digital Camera. The part of the lense that extendings when zooming in, got damaged from the fall, and it will no longer open and close upon turing it on and off.


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Try to give it a pull to force it back into socket. Otherwise, plan on replacing the lens.
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