Having problems with your Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera ?

How do I gain access to the lens mechanism

\015 I have some sand lodged in the lens mechanism stopping the lens fully extending and causing unfocused photos. How do I gain access to the lens mechanism to try ad low out the sand?\015

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Google the words...disassemble a digital camera.
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How do I gain access to the lens mechanism


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