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Lens stuck My Sony Cybershot lens is stuck in the out position. It occured when I went to take a photo, the camera turned on and then the battery went dead; not enough juice to turn it off. It was frozen like that for about a day and a half, I did not have access to an outlet. Once I charged the battery, it not struggles to move but is stuck. The LCD display says, "turn power of and then back on" Is there a trick to un freezing it? I don't want to send it in for repairs, my warrenty is expired. Thanks!!!!

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Re: Lens stuck

Hello, I have read other forums that suggest that quite literally rapping or swatting the unit on its bottom half can actually solve the problem and get things going again. I am going to try it with mine. I too have a stuck lens. Here is a link that details this crude method:

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