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#1 10 years ago

I have a Nikon Coolpix L5. My brother was recently wrestling in the trampoline taking video with it, when my friend jammed his hand into the lens. Now when I turn it on I hear it clicking and trying to come out. It can't though! :uhoh: It says "Lens problem" on the LCD screen and stuff. So what can I do?! Has this happened with anyone else?!




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#2 10 years ago

Yeah, something similar happened to me, but I didn't smash it in, it just started doing it... Luckily mine was under warranty. If yours isn't, it might not be too expensive, since they can just replace the lens part of the camera (I think)




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#3 10 years ago

Ughhh that happened to me...and I had to get a new camera. To send it back it would have cost more than the camera originally cost...so yeah. It sucked...and still does because I miss that camera. You should take it to a camera store and ask them about it and like...how much it might cost to have it fixed.




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#4 10 years ago
The-Bleh-Bleh;4383911Yeah, something similar happened to me, but I didn't smash it in, it just started doing it... Luckily mine was under warranty. If yours isn't, it might not be too expensive, since they can just replace the lens part of the camera (I think)

So should I just keep turning it off and on or what?




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#5 10 years ago

Unfortunately I have had a lot of poor luck with my dSLR. Fortunately I have been very lucky in getting Canon to fix either the lens or body for free on multiple occasions.

What I'd try doing is going down to a camera retailer or repairer and seeing if they could ship it back if it is still under warranty. If there is no visible damage from something like a fall, Nikon may assume it was just a defective model.

I would advise against turning it on and off repeatedly. My last incident involved a truly defective lens (One I did not break) and continued operation eventually led to frayed and torn circuitry.




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#6 10 years ago

But our friend from Japan gave it to us. Soooo...




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#7 10 years ago

If it isn't under warranty still and shows signs of heavy use, you may be out of luck. My guess it would be cheaper to replace the camera rather than having a repairman fix an essentially non-removable lens.

If it was that you didn't want to pay for shipping to Japan, Nikon would have its own places in the U.S. as well which a store would be able to help you with.




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#8 10 years ago

Maybe I'll just tell my dad it broke on its own. >_> He says I always break everything. -.-