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Lens Cover I cannot close the lens cover on my Sony DVD- 203. The motor whirrs, but the lens doesn't close. I last used the camcorder at the beach, but was careful not to get sand in it.

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The micro motor broke in the dust cover that opens and closes the cover. If your camcorder is still operational then I would not worry too much. Only when you can not get pass the error messages to operate then you will need to get a new one from sony (~$50). If you are mecahnically sound to take apart small things otherwise, take it to a professional.

Posted on Jan 06, 2007

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