Having problems with your Kodak Easyshare M381 Digital Camera ?

I dropped the camera and batteries come off and the lense frizze


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Well ... either get it to the authorized repair center or get a new cam. drop damage is always heavy on the cam and this needs to be inspected by a qualified technician. but beware - repair might a bit less than the new camera would...
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I dropped the camera and batteries come off and the lense frizze


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