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my coolpix s6000 lens cover will not fully open. what can I

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my coolpix s6000 lens cover will not fully open. what can I do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  jeet replied 6 years ago.
Do 1 thing update your cameras firmware and let me know
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Firmware upgrade made no difference.
Expert:  jeet replied 6 years ago.
A stuck automatic lens cover is a fairly common problem, but it is normally easy to fix. A single grain of sand jamming the cover mechanism is normally the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it: 1) Try blowing lots of compressed air around the lens cover to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Use no heat mode if possible. 2) Slide a thin strip of paper between the lens cover shutters and the outer support ring. Work it around 360 degrees to clear out any debris that may be in there. 3) With the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. Repeat the above three steps several times. If repeated tries don't work (keeping in mind that it usually does), it then may be necessary to open the lens barrel to access the lens cover mechanism.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Repeated blowing with compressed air did not solve the problem. Also tried tapping on it with a pencil as you suggested. No difference.
Expert:  jeet replied 6 years ago.
Then it seems to be your lens problem please visit to service center for repair
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