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My lens is jammed and will not open all the way on my samsung L830 8.1 camera


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Have you tried removing the batteries and starting again?\015\012Is the lens obstructed?\015\012
\015\012HAve you used the wide-telephoto switch to try to move the lens in and out?\015\012Is there an error message on the LCD?
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My lens is jammed and will not open all the way on my samsung L830 8.1 camera


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