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Camera Motor running

RE: Cyber-shot DSC-S40 When I turn the camera on in the shoot mode I get a whirring noise like a motor running. Screen says "ACCESS" After a while the noise stops and the screen reads "Turn the power off and on again." Same thing happens when turning on in view mode although sometimes the noise isn't there and I can see the pics on the stick. Sounds like a motor for the lens or something. Can I open up the camera myself and see what's up?

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Re: Camera Motor running

Your lens is possibly damaged or seriously out of alignment - replacing lens is easier , than opening the camera ( hard to believe how many tiny screws etc . are in the way ) plus if you do open it . . . ? few technicians will work on it , after .

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