Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera ?

I dropped my Nikon Coolpix L18. The lens does not come on and it gives lens error. the portion which covers the lens seems to be loos. I am in Africa and ready to try every thing to get it working to get some pics.


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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...\015\012Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.\015\012
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I dropped my Nikon Coolpix L18. The lens does not come on and it gives lens error. the portion which covers the lens seems to be loos. I am in Africa and ready to try every thing to get it working to get some pics.


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