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Digital camera lens will not close - when power is turned on, charger light flashes and screen says turn off and then on - I called Sony customer support and they took me through the steps of pushing reset button and a few other things but it did not help - malfunction could have occurred due to low power on batteries and then leaving lens extended for too long.

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Good Day, if the steps Sony said still not helped, most probably lens assy is defective, true that when it is left protruding a long time, the lens mechanism might stucked, motors might not work or gears stucked. Thanks

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