My lens on my Cyber-shot DSC-P200 will not re-tract, I've turned it of, taken out the battery, reset it and tried to push it back while pushing the on/off button but it still stays out. Any help would be great.
My camera had a similar problem. Even with a new battery the lens would not retract. I unscrewed the case and removed the front jacket. The lens assembly was at a 70* angle. I firmly grasped the lens housing and pulled it back to 90*. You will hear a firm click as the gears line backup. It did the job as I powered up the camera I heard the gears reengage. Powered it down and the lens retracted. My fix was pretty simple, but fortunately I had a back-up camera if it didn't work. A recommendation is to upgrade these cameras to 8gb memory stick. You can get an adapter at Best Buy to work with these cameras.
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This seriously does work. I just took the battery out, placed it back
in and when it was accessing I banged it (not even that hard) against
my knee and it now can focus in and out. I almost can't believe that it
worked, but it surely did.
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the
probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the
shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens ,
and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then
try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may
cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and
then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to
not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and
down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the
camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your
camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to
replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest
you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any
off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about
warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
the advise is useful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.
The lens has probably got something in the retraction mechanism that is stopping it retracting. This can be something as simple as sand or grit or as a result of a drop or knock. In most cases the camera will need to be stripped apart to remove the lens assy before it can be repaired. This is best left to a professional camera repair shop.
The internals to the lens assembly is at fault and only a micro repair
can fix it, sometimes it the pins that allows the lens to move are off
track. sometimes its the focal motor within the lens. all are motor
gear driven and stick randomly.
not worth fixin due to the falling prices.