Question about Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Camera
Nice camera, and I've had similar problems before.
What's more typical than anything else, is the gearing for moving the lens gets misaligned or jammed. This can happen with foreign object getting in, like fine sand particles, or the lens being jarred or bumped during operation.
For a camera like this, I would not recommend trying to fix it yourself, because you can end up doing more harm than good. A trained tech can often clean it out and repair the problem fairly quickly, to get you back to using it.
Attempting to use it in this condition could potentially make the problem worse, depending on the cause.
Posted on Feb 14, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Autofocus malfunction
This camera is a great unit living in Iraq is not good for these camera because sand gets inside of the lens unit causing it to bind up and stop auto focusing. Some times this can be cleared up by taking off the lens and gently tapping it glass down to try and free up the dirt or in your case sand. if the fails take the lens and blow it out with high pressure air from both sides the problem is the ultra sonic motor that controls the auto focus is clog with sand causing you issue the problem 99% is your issue. hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
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