Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P52 Digital Camera
When i turn on my camera i hear a noise like a motor gear, also the lens cover is stuck in the open position, a message appears saying turn off the power then turn it on again, i have tried this on several occasions with no success The manual states that a lens error causes this problem. Does anybody please have a solution to this problem as the camera is not operational like this.
unless you know how to work on camera optics I would leave this one for the pros. Look in your owners manual for a repair depot or call the tech assist # in the book also. Now you may be able to fudge it a bit by when ther cameras off try flicking the side of the lens with your finger a few times if the cover pops out then you know its gummed up and need to be disassembled and cleaned. If it dosent come out after a few perswading flicks then you know that there is some mechanical or electrical problem that needs a service person to check out. Good Luck!
Posted on May 01, 2006
I was having the exact same issue with my dsc-w55 and I followed the solution of another post from this site which was: "There is a problem internally with the lens. Likely, the focusing lens is jammed up. The lens will need to be disassembled and fixed, if possible, or replaced. Occasionally, a good "whack" in your hand can fix it. Just don't hit the lens, or lcd; or you can break them. Then there will be more damage." I gave it THREE good "whacks" in the palm of my hand, was careful not to hit the lens or LCD and VOILA! I just shot a few pics with my camera and so far so good. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 06, 2007
I have this camera and it's been broken for a while, I got sand in the mechanism when I was on the beach. (Yes, quite dumb, I know).
I'm a completely a-technical guy, but without anything to lose I opened it up (4 screws, 1 of 'em next to the batteries).
Inside, I lifted the black hatch on the bottom left of the lens. (2 screws). There are 6 (white) cogs of different sizes underneath, which connect to the main (black) cog which extends the lens. Under the white cogs is the motor for the lens, but unless you get absolutely no buzzing or anything when turning the camera on (which would mean your motor is toast) you don't need to go there.
I made a schematic drawing before taking out all the little cogs and sprockets and whatnots. I cleaned them one by one with a needle and put them back using tweezers. I tested it by pushing the main (black) cog with the needle, clockwise, and pulling out the lens manually. It came all the way out, whereas before it didn't, so I closed it back up, and it was fixed!
Posted on May 28, 2008
SOURCE: Lens cover stuck DSC600
You may have the same problem that i had. It does involve taking the camera apart. Not overly difficult - just fiddly.
Let me know and i'll talk you thro' it
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
I just rotated the lens and it started to work again. If I didn't see your post I would have been lost. Camera is working perfectly fine again. Thanks guys. Hope my info helps. I turned it very slightly and powered it on and off and it started to operate normally. I am guessing from just tossing it around in my pocket it caused the lens to get screwed up.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
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