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Nikon coolpix camera dropped. displays 'lens error' on screen

\015 My child dropped my nikon coolpix camera. Now it can't open and displays 'lens error' on the screen.\015

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Hi,

\015\012The technically\015\012correct solution would be to dis-assemble, clean, re-lubricate and\015\012reassemble the lens assembly or better yet, seek repair from a\015\012authorized service center or a qualified professional. However,\015\012a non-technical workaround maybe possible. This would require thumping\015\012the bottom of the camera against the palm of one's hand while powering\015\012on. The idea is to jar the lens back into action. Please bear in mind that the opposite could also hold true, the lens would be more stuck.

Another possibility is insufficient power even with new/fresh or fully charged batteries.\015\012It maybe that the camera is not receiving sufficient power to\015\012engage/retract the lens fully. Possibly, the battery terminals/contacts\015\012of the camera has developed a resistive coating of corrosion. Please\015\012try:
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  • clean the battery contacts of the camera (cotton buds maybe used);
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  • it may be necessary to scrape them to expose fresh metal (a nail file would serve the purpose);
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  • in some instances, it may even be needed to stretch/bend them a bit (a pair of tweezers could do the job).
The idea is to afford these contacts to offer more pressure to the batteries ensuring full power delivery.\015\012

If problem persists, you need to call Nikon.

Hope i helped you.

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Not good news. The message indicates that the lens housing has been dented or otherwise damaged, preventing the camera from functioning. Your camera will require professional repair.
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