Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera
Ok, this is to all of you who had or will experience the same problem that I had as well.
I found the simple solution that SONY should have tell us, but ... Never shake it!!!
Now get ready, is easy fast and reliable. Get WD40, a needle, a glass, tissue paper, a thin screw driver and a clean table. Now as you were to take a picture, at the left side of the camera you will find a pice were is written 3x optical zoom you will find a screw. Open ONLY this one and carefully remove the cap. Now, at the bottom, you will see a small black block with a **** with a tiny metal part in it. Ok, you are set to repare your camera. Lay the camera optic upward. Now use your glass to extract the WD40 with no mess, you just need a drop of it (well away from your camera)! Now dip the needle in the drop and apply the liquid on the tiny metal part in the ****. Repeat this once only just to make sure you have put enough lubricant. Now swich ON and OFF several time the camera until full recovery of the lent function. This work perfectly well and if you feel confident, add a drop on the elicoidal plastic groove, but no mess and clean any remain on the plastic as oil is going to run over time. Two half drop on the out lent caps could help as well. close the lid and your set for good years runing! Good luck. David
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
The lens is stuck, and won't come out, make sure it's not bent
Posted on Aug 20, 2007
It took me about 4 good whacks and the ol' DSC-W100 working again. It's my mom's camera and she was super bummed out that it started doing this while she was on vacation in San Diego, she'll be excited to get it back WITH all the pictures still on it.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Same problem guys BUT tapping didn't work for me!!! LENS HAD GOT STUCK - ABOUT ONE THIRD OUT after a knock. After lots of playing, and tapping and batteries in and out tried the whole twisting and pulling thing whilst turning off and on.
After a few minutes it came free and whole lens popped out. I then had to twist the outer part of the lens to straighten that up and allow it to fully retract. Works a treat now!
PS Tried the Sony online chat support - useless!!!!
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
So... this is the manufacturer defect since all are getting the same problem, perhaps sony has to recall this DSC-W80 camera
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
I had the same problem, it took me many whacks on all different sides along with blowing air from a compressor into the lens area but it works now!!!!!! The side that finally worked was the short end near the lens. Thank you
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Similar problem,lens pops in & out,lens not stuck! Any other ideas? By the way,I was given this camera as a birthday present but will camera work without the memory card-Pro duo card.I wold have thought the internal memory should be ok to take a few pics?
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
I just had the same problem with the lens going in and out out of blue Christmas morning. Sony repair said $181.00 to fix! I resorted to the tapping and wow, it's fixed. thanks to all of you that posted!
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
Tapping the camera against a sturdy but padded surface like a carpet worked for me too. Thanks alot for the info. Those of you experiencing this problem don't give up on your Sony.
Posted on Dec 15, 2007
I can't believe it, but the "tapping the camera against a sturdy but padded surface (carpet)" thing worked!!! I had the same problem and the only place where I found anything about this is here... Thank you so much!!!
Posted on Oct 20, 2007
I resorted to lightly tapping the camera against a sturdy but padded surface (carpet) due to the cogs of the lens being stuck or misplaced from a particle as small as sand or similar to it. Worked for me
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
I have the dsc-w80 and also had this problem. after searching google, many people have resorted to lightly tapping the camera against a sturdy but padded surface (like carpet) due to the cogs of the lens being stuck or misplaced from a particle as small as sand or similar to it. but being the paranoid person that i am, i tried to other advice which was to spray around the silver part of the lens with compressed air to dislodge what was stuck in my camera. now it works just fine. if that doesn't work, you may just have to get someone to open it up & repair it. hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
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