Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera
Lens does not retract or deploy normally.
You need a new lense barrel. The lense is the only moving part on the camera. The lense has little plastic gears inside that can strip. I fix cameras like this in my e-bay store. camera shy anna. Remember to never turn on the camera when the lense is blocked and always have your camera on your wrist when carrying it, your camera will last a long time
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
A couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.
Don't bother trying to send the camera to Sony if it is out or warranty (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.
I know of one very affordable digital camera repair business... because I own it. The name is Darntoothysam, feel free to check us out, we are on that big auction website also (I don't plug their name for free), our seller ID is 'darntoothysam'. If you Google "darntoothysam" you will find us.
We have your repair listed as a package in our store for about $70. This covers a new lens, and return shipping of your camera! We even give a 45 day warranty on parts and labor. If you think you can use us then please check us out, even if you need to ask more questions then please feel free to contact me.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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