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Dropped into sand has sand in zoom and won't work now


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There's nothing you can do without causing further damage...you need service.
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Digital camera got dropped into the sand, and some sand worked its way into the lens and focusing system, and now the camera cannot zoom or focus, but still turns on and takes pictures i have a lumix dmc fx12, and it got dropped into the sand at the beach. the shutter wont close properly, there's sand in the lens, and it won't zoom. Please help!! i don't know how to fix it!!


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Dropped into sand has sand in zoom and won't work now


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Focusing wont work after dropping


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