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Help! Hi I am having trouble with my sony camera. Every time I turn the camera ON, the lens starts going out and the in for several times. Then, the screen tells me to turn the camera OFF. It seems to me that the lens cants find home position and cycles through its operation to stop at home but can't. Is there something I can do. Sincerely Jose

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I have the exact same camera as you..
i had the exact same problem as you did too..i got so mad
this worked for me, so i think it will work for you
1.take the batteries out of the camera
2.hold the power button for 30 seconds
3.let go of the power button, and wait 1 minute
4.stick the batteries back in
5.turn the power on, and it should stop acting crazy
if this helped, great

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