Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera ?

When I try to turn on my camera, the lens won't open all the way and it says "lens error." I have found out that there are sand particles in the cracks of the lens, so how do I get them out?


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This is a major stripdown and clean, not reaaly a DIY job sorry
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