Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
When I turn on my Cyber-shot Sony DSC W50 digital camera, the word "Access” appears on the screen, the lens pops in and out three times then a beep sounds followed by the words “Turn the power off and on again”. The lens remains popped out while the words are on the screen till it automatically shuts down.
I have turned the power OFF and ON again several the problem still persists. I have removed the battery and replaced it after a few seconds. It has not worked. I have tried to hit it as was suggested by some on fixya.com, it did not work for me though some comments show that it worked for others. Where is the re-set button? What would be solution to this problem?
Please help I like my camera so much.
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
You can also have a look at THIS link.
Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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