Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera ?

I have a coolpix L18 and get a lens error when I ry to turn it on. It acts as if the lens is stuck or jambed and is not flush with the camera case.


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Take a Q-Tip cotton swab(or whatever brand you desire) and dampen it with rubbing alcohol. Take the swab and clean the contacts within the battery compartment. Do the same to the battery and the charging station if you've got one. This will solve your problem. Thank you, Dana.
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