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DSC-w70 stuck lens

I dropped the camera while on, and now the lens is stuck. When turned on it tries to move the lens but can't. I opened the camera and tried to move the lens but wasn't able to see anything stuck. Any ideas on where to look or what to do?

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Re: DSC-w70 stuck lens

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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Re: DSC-w70 stuck lens

There actually is a little gear inside that moves the lens and since you already opened it make sure the gear is there and moves. LOTS of problems with these cameras....

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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Re: DSC-w70 stuck lens

Same thing happened to me, how much was the repair cost for the gear? I tried blowing in the lenses, but no luck!
Now I am debating to pay for repair or buy a new camera....

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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Re: DSC-w70 stuck lens

Both lens have a little play in them. While moving each lens around slightly, blow some air from your mouth, not from a can of compressed air in between the lens to dislodge the dust, dirt or sand that might be causing the problem. It worked for me.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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