Having problems with your Nikon Digital Cameras ?

The camera goes on but lens error appears on sscreen and the lens does not protrude out. shutter is half open


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Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced.
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The camera goes on but lens error appears on sscreen and the lens does not protrude out. shutter is half open


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