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Lens cover won't open

Hi welcomejee,

I have the "lens cover won't open problem" on a DCR-DVD653E that I see a number of people have been struggling with.
The lens cover can be pushed open. A whirring noise occurswhen I turn on the camera, but the cover doesn't open.
I'm prepared to open up the camera myself, but can you tell me what I should be looking for?
Alternatively I'm thinking about just super-gluing the lens cover open. The camera is no good as it is and it loks like the repair cost is more than a new camera. Hence if I damage the camera, I've really lost nothing.
This looks like a product error to me and it must be costing Sony business.
Regards,
PeteFromPerth

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Hi,
You should look for "lens cover mechanism" when open camera front cover. This part has defective gears or misaligned some thing internally. Part detail is as under for Sony DCR-DVD653E model.

( 1-787-236-11 ) MOTOR UNIT (LENS BARRIER)

You can have an idea of this part in below exploded view... I hope these info will be useful.

Lens cover won't open - aa3ea87.jpg

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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