My camera all of a sudden started to say "Lens Cover Closed" when in fact that the cover is open and it won't let me take any pics all it says that Lens Cover is open, and it won't turn on when i pull the front slide piece down and the camera doesn't even turn on but i can still look at the previous pics that i took before the problems please if any one knows what's going help me.
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It sounds like a problem with the firmware in the camcorder itself. As an authorized Sony repair person, I have gotten no technical bulletin on this model. The firmware is preloaded into the microprocessor IC. You will need to have this unit looked at by an authorized Sony repair center who specializes in camcorder repairs or send the unit to a Sony factory service center. good Luck
Most likely some dirt, dust, or other particle is jamming the lens opening gears. You can try to spray some compressed air into the lens assembly, hopefully dislodging whatever is obstructing the lens cover. If this doesn't work, the camera will have to be serviced, which can be expensive. If the compressed air doesn't work, and you decide to have it fixed, get an estimate first. Often the cost of repair justifies going ahead and purchasing another camera.
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Had a similar problem once. Fixed it by opening the camera and freeing up the lens cover. 1)Undo 2 screws each side and the base (6 in all) ignore the one on the front edge of the base for now. 2)Separate the base from the case (gently!) don't pull them too far apart, because they're joined by ribbon cables. 3)Then remove the long screw you ignored above, and again carefully separate the front panel.from the body. 4) At this point, you should be able to access the back of the lens cover, and free up the mechanism.
Once that' s done, put it back together, reversing the above sequence. Don't force anything, just make sure they're all lined up and fit before inserting the screws.
NO Super glue this can be fixed pretty easily to get fixed. most local shops will not charge you to much to fix it maybe 15 to 20 at the most i figure. or you can remove the lens cover by putting a very small flat head screw driver on the side of the lens and with the camera off pull away from the camera and it should just pop off. Superglue if you get it on the lens will rune the whole thing. Just tiring to help out . I repair lens shutters all the time they are just mechanical parts nothing really special about them.
Well, I just looked at one, it is not easy to get to the front cover. Everything is removed from the back of the camera. The display, both circuit boards and the battery compartment have to be removed first. You may do better locating another camera, eBay is always a good start.
I'm just shooting in the dark, but have you tried taking the batteries out then putting them back in again. Also, you might want to look through the Sony website for an e-mail address that you could wite a question and/or ask for help/advice.
There is a workaround for this problem, when the lens cover is open press down on the area of the lens cover on the "s" of Olympus. This can operate the switch that opens the lens etc.
The long term fix is to remove the lens cover by removing the 2 screws at the base of the lens cover, take the lens cover off and gently clean around the switch which is behind the "s" of Olympus when the cover is on. I found that the grease/oil Olympus had used on the switch attracted dust etc and by cleaning this off the camera began working.
Be careful when taking the lens cover off, there is also a very small metal plate that separates from the lens cover - don't lose it.