Broken lens on digital camera?

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If it is not a removable lens, trash it and buy a new camera. It will cost more than the price of a decent replacement to fix it. The above refers to actual cracking or scratches on the lens itself. But if you're experiencing problems with the lens barrel extension mechanism (a lens error), then there are some things you can do to correct the problem. Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... There are several things that you can do to try to correct it. These home fixes seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors. If the camera is out of warranty, and if professional repair will cost more than the value of the camera, then they're worth a try. See the below related link "Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera":
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