How do I reassemble the lens unit itself?
The lens stuck in the open position during our vacation. No amount of jiggling, banging, cursing, swearing, or praying would fix it.
Upon returning home, I discovered this web page and through its amazing instructions (Thanks, everyone!) I had no trouble removing the lens unit.
Now, travelling in uncharted territory, I started dismantling the lens unit itself. Not difficult; just the four screws that go into the back of the black plastic casing, one lock tab, and it almost falls apart.
I found traces of beach sand, left over from a previous vacation, so I cleaned everything thoroughly.
Now the hard part. The unit basically consists of several concentric sleeves that have cam grooves in them. Each sleeve will assemble in any one of 3 possible alignments, but obviously only one is correct. Does anyone know the correct alignments?
I would attach pictures, but I don't have a camera....