Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 4345 Digital Camera ?

Vivitar 5386 turning the camera on, i get a "lens error" sign, and then the lens will go back in (after being 1/4 of an inch out) and the camera will shut itself off, how do i fix the lens?? ive tried air into the lens, and different batteries, and i tried opening the caemra up, but i couldnt get off the last screw, so i dont know what to do


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I suggest that you take your camera to a profesional camera shop, like Jessops, and see what they say. if they cannot fix it then just buy a new camera.
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