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Camera probably needs cleaning.

My daughter took my camera to Mexico. During her stay, the camera would not turn on properly. The same thing happened to one of her friend's camera (DSC-W7). Her friend had her camera cleaned and now it works fine. The sand in the wind was the problem. The person at Best Buy said it was not very dirty (it was still under warranty). Can I clean my W1 myself? It look like the fine grit in the lens is the problem.

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If you find any friction or noisy movement of lense assembly while switching on the camera, its probably fine sand particals stucked in ths lense assembly. pls do not try to operate or fix the problem as it would be needing thorough cleaning by an expert.

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