Having problems with your Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera ?

Lens prob i had taken it to the beach with me and even though i had it in a bag some sand got into the lens and im wondering if i can fix it on my own or if i have to get a pro to fix it...and if i do have to get sum1 to fix it how much wud it cost?


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You could try a vacuum cleaner. Thoroughly clean the inside and outside end of your vacuum cleaner pipe. Wind PVC electrical tape twice arouns the end of the tube with the tape half overlapping. Push the tape inside the tube so that it adheres to the inner part of the tube. This will protect the camera from being scratched. With the vacuum cleaner on, hold the end near the camera parts toremove particals os sand. To clean inside the front of the lens: With your fingernail, push the lens blinds apart and hold them open with light pressure from the flesh on the tip of your finger. Hold the running vacuum tube against the lens to remove the particals. The lens can be cleaned the same way with a lens cleaning kit available from any camera shop or photoprinting place. If the sand has really got into the mechanism, the cost of repairing a point and shoot camera will likely be not as good value as buying a new one, as (like with laptop computers) newer models with newer features are always cheaper. There are clear waterproof (to 5 metres) sandproof bags to put a camera in for beach use. Get one of these for your camera and never make such a terrible mistake again.
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