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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera- lens is stuck

When i turn my camera on, the screen is black and the lens is stuck permentantly out. The lens then makes a really loud whirring noise and the whole camera turns off- it was brought for me as a present and i dont have any of the paperwork. is there anything i can do?

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The moving elements in the zoom assembly are probably out of track - sometimes you can lightly twist the barrels and reseat them - otherwise you'll have to have the zoom assembly replaced. Check with one of the advertisers on the Fixya home page for prices.

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The lens assy. has gone bad if it is making noise. If it is only stuck and not moving the power supply link is broken and supply is not reaching the lens assy motor. May be the SMD fuse would have blown in power supply circuit. May be you can seek the service manual from me and this calls for highly skilled workmanship and tools.

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