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Turns on but that's all

When I turn on the camera, a message comes on the screen asking me to turn it on again. That's as far as it goes no matter how many times I turn it on. Prior to that, it began making some funny noises when I turned it on, a rather loud clicking sound.

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Re: Turns on but that's all

As the lens comes out hold the outer len and lite  twist counter clock wise to make up the lens limit this seams to work on mine  

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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Re: Turns on but that's all

Oh yes the Sony Click When the camera powers up it must run a duty cycle to check that all circuits and the lenses are functioning properly. What you are hearing is most likely the gear assembly on the lens is out of time. one gear reaches its limit the motor doesn't know because another component is not is the proper orientation and on gear clicks over another. Never reaching the end The software does not get the information that everything is okay and does not allow the camera to function. Suggest professional Repair.

Posted on Aug 03, 2006

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