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The zoom lens does not retract on dsc-w1/w12

The zoom lens has not retracted when I switch the camera on I get a message "switch off camera and switch on again" this does not solve the problem.

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I've had the same problem on rare occasion. Usually, I just wait a few seconds, then turn the camera on... wait a few more secs, turn off... repeat as necessary. When all that doesn't work, I've replaced with new batteries & the problem is solved.

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