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My daughters friend dropped her Olympus FE-340 camera when it was on. It must have fallen on the opened and extended lens because it looks like it has jammed the outer lens ring off to one side. Is something like this fixable?


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You can try to pull the lens back into its socket, and it might work again for a while. Usually when the lens barrel is forced of track, something is broken in the process. Plan on installing a new lens.
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