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Lens go in and out several times, then I got message to turn off

I have Sony DSC-W30 Camera, my lens was stuck-out, this was causing the message "Turn the power off then on again". After some trials, and after using your solution, I have succeeded in geting the lens back to its place. But ... After doing that, when I turn the camera on, the lens go in and out rapidly for 3 times, then I got the same message again "turn the power off then on again" !! is there any solution? I am seeking for your help.

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  • Tamer Hossien Apr 06, 2007

    I have figured out the problem, I think the lens extension mechanism does not complete, when I "help" the mechanism by rotating the lens in the extendion direction, it goes steady, and the camera works but without zooming :(
    Any help??!!

  • sethtiger Nov 01, 2007

    Same problem at first the lens just seemed to be stuck but with some effort come out.  Now it will not come out or go back in and camera keeps saying turn off and on.  Can you reset the camera or can you have it repaired?  Is it worth it to have repaired?

  • BBRUINS Feb 25, 2008

    i've tried to clean my lens and i tried to reset but nothing worked, it is saying the whole time access and then it says Turn power off and on again. WHAT CAN I DO? PLEASE can some one help me

  • Slugger69 Mar 27, 2008

    why does the lens goes in and out a couple times before it closes, thanks Don

  • Loose yeah Feb 18, 2009

    I tried all of the above on my W30 and none of them tricks works.And now the lens is stuck in the camera and won't come out.

  • basem74 Mar 10, 2009

    Lens go in and out several times, then I got message to turn off" problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.



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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.

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It is strongly forbidden to apply any force on the lens unit. All the shaking and banding can do more damage than the original problem is.

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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I have faced same message "Turn the power off then on again" today.I tried to on-off several times.finally I discovered that lens is so dirty.when I cleaned the lens it come alive :)

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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Thanks for all the solutions mentioned here, I tried the oil on the lens trick - no luck! Took the advice of hitting the camera hard in several places (which took a bit of doing as I am not prone to violence) BAM WHOOOSH and By Crickey the bloody thing came to life, Thank you!

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

I've been struggling with the same problem for like an hour today, and now i SOLVED it! i simply resetted my camera. then it works. it WORKS like nothing happened. lens are fine now.

Posted on May 19, 2007

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Hello, the optical unit of the camera is a very sensitive unit. In order to overcome this problem you should replace the zoom motor unit pn:267364801 or lens unit (inclusive the zoom motor unit) pn:178836311 If you need more info please advice.

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