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Sony cybershot DSC-HX20V lens wont retract

The lens wont extend properly and the message tells me to turn the camera off and on again and this does not change anything. what can i do?

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SOURCE: sony cybershot dsc-w80 - not working due to error message

I just tried the same thing as a last resort (knocking my camera on the table) with my DSW-100 and it actually worked! My camera has not been working for two weeks because it keeps turning itself on and off with the same error message. I can't believe that actually worked.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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You may not believe this and I hope you haven't spent a lot of money fixing your problem. I read that some people had a different error message coming up on their Sony Cybershot DSC-W150's and in order to fix it, they literally banged the lens against their knee while the lens was out and it re-focused and the error message disappeared. I tried this while my camera was doing exactly what you described above AND IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After 2 or 3 firm blows, my LCD screen came up and focused. I can't believe it myself, but I was just desperate enough to try it and VOILA!
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Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony Cybershot dsc-w110 won't turn on ?

OK you are probably going to think I am loony giving you this advise But No I am completely sane!

Get a can of compressed air OR acces to a compressor at your local garage Get them to fit the triggered air blower tool to it.

Blow around the lens in all the extension joins the firmly slap it in the palm of you hand with the side of the camera making contact with you palm. Do the procedure two or 3 times and inbetween the slaps turn it on to activate the lens mechanism. I have now fixed about 80 of these cameras with this method. I obtained the fix from Sony who charge $90 to do exactly the same. Keep at it as it will eventually work. One tip, make sure the battery is charged before you do this.

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SOURCE: DSC-W130 Camera Lens extends and retracts

Try cleaning your battery compartment contacts with a Q-Tip "dampened" in rubbing alcohol. The computer is getting a weak signal and is unable to decipher its commands. Also, clean the battery terminals and the charger contacts. I'm certain this will solve your problem. Thanks, Dana

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Repair manual Cybershot dsc p200

Click HERE and download service manual of DSC-P200, download all 4 files and unzip with winrar to get pdf manual file.
Hope that will help you.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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