Having problems with your Nikon Digital Cameras ?

When I try to turn the camera on, the lens pops in and out a few times, then closes. The screen says "lens error."


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Seems pretty obvious that this camera has a fault that requires a return under warranty. If it is out of warranty, then it is probably not economic to get it repaired, but I cannot be sure because you don't say what model Nikon it is. Sounds like a fairly low end model that you would be better off just replacing (I don't think the top models have lenses that "pop out").
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