Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare M532 14.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Silver M532 Silver ?

I got sand in my lens and the lens want retract it says lens obstructed when i turn it on . what do i do without taking it to a repair shop



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You will either have to take it for repairs or THROW IT AWAY !!!
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