So you just turned on your nice digital camera and the lens is stuck shut. If you're lucky, there is just a grain of sand or dirt stuck in the lens.
If you dropped or otherwise damaged your camera, these instructions might not work...
I am not responsible if you damage your camera while attempting to follow these simple instructions!
Step 1: Step One
Tear off a piece of scotch tape about three inches long.
Step 2: Step Two
Fold the tape as shown so that the middle section is stuck to itself.
Step 3: Step Three
Stick the folded piece of tape firmly to the closed lens.
If the tape hangs past the edge of the lens, refold.
Press the power button on your camera.
GENTLY pull on the tape to help the camera as it tries to open the lens.
All fixed! (Hopefully.)