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Trouble shooting a Nikon 'coolpix' L3 digital camera

 
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F#%*ING F%$^ING F^*$ F#@$

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So I took a bunch of pictures today on my trusty old POS digital camera. I plugged it in to get the photos off to share with you fine people. I was also making dinner. I got up and pulled the USB cord and it took a tiny little spill of about 2 feet. I thought it was nothing but its making whirriing whinning noises and the lens wont retract and I get 'lens error' and 'there is an error with your USB device' and I can't get it to do anything. I dont know if they even make cameras that take these memory sticks anymore and I want my freakin' photos!


Anyone tech savvy? 'cause I'm about to start smashing things with hammers.
 
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Even if you can't get another camera that takes the same memory stick, you should be able to find a 'reader' so you can retrieve the photos you have. All is not lost. Probably.
 
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