Having problems with your Pentax Optio S10 Digital Camera ?

Lens will not close any fixes?? May have sand in lens

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First make sure your batteries are fresh then turn the camera on. With the lens extended and pointing towards the floor turn off the power while gently tapping each side of the extended lens tube.
You may have to do this several times to dislodge the foreign matter jamming the lens tube mechanism. Do NOT force it at any time. If this doesn't work let a Camera tech handle it for you.
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