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Lens cover will not open on Fuji finepix A303. This is an

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Lens cover will not open on Fuji finepix A303. This is an old camera that I love for making quick snapshots and hope I don't have to replace it.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 6 years ago.

The link below has a number of suggestions on fixing stuck lens covers. A Canon digital camera is used as an example, but the procedures presented apply to most similar lens types. Click on or copy and paste the link into your browser.

If the DIY fixes do not work Please Note:

Considering the age and present value of this camera, the cost of having it repaired is much higher than the camera's value. The standard "rule of thumb" is if the repair cost is greater than 50% of the value of the camera, it is not worth it. A used Fuji finepix A303 can be purchased for about $25-$30.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I realize the camera is very old (but so am I), but it's so easy to use compared to a newer Kodak we have. Thank you for your help. The lens cover finally came open.