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Lens does not retact and camera does not work

The camera always has lens open. I have tried restarting and powering off but it does not work

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  • flossie2 Nov 14, 2007

    lens only retracts part way. checked batteries and they are good. the word

    "access" comes up on screen.

  • Typi Dec 15, 2007

    Lens is part way retracted, access comes up on screen, no way to take pictures or review them either.

  • crash n burn Dec 23, 2008

    lens doesn't retract and access appears on window can aceess the photos to look at them but can't take photos

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Solution #2 posted on Jun 30, 2008 Lens does not retact and camera does not work - 0%20stars_w.png
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Thanks! IT worked! Awesome! I love this camera of mine and now after three years of ownership it works again! I thought I would try this fix because I have nothing to lose since the cost of fixing the camera would be more than actually buying a new camera.

My problems began when I left my Sony DSC-S60 camera in a very hot car. My genius brother and nephew said the temperture and humidity expanded some of the gears and/or the opening mechanism. They said I would have to take it in for repair or just buy a new one.

I tried new batteries, and jarring and banging the camera somewhat lightly at first on a countertop with no success. I even thought of putting it in a plastic container in the freezer for a few hours to see if I could undue the "heat damage".

At any rate, I just saw this posting and I just dropped it twice on a hard carpeted floor, (truly hard -concrete underneath the carpeting with minimal or no padding) and EUREKA!! It works! It works!!

I might caution those trying this great fix, avoid concrete or tile floors and when you "drop" the camera do so from waist hight at first and try to get the camera to hit on the bottom of the camera, not the delicate front (the lens aperature) fo the camera.

Wow! am I ever happy. My camera back in time for the holidays AND NO MORE LEAVING IT IN A HOT CAR OR OTHER INCLEMENT CONDITIONS!!!! Good luck friends.


Comment by nova678, posted on Jun 30, 2008 Thanks! IT worked! Awesome! I love this camera of mine and now after three years of ownership it works again! I thought I would try this fix because I have nothing to lose since the cost of fixing the camera would be more than actually buying a new camera.

My problems began when I left my Sony DSC-S60 camera in a very hot car. My genius brother and nephew said the temperture and humidity expanded some of the gears and/or the opening mechanism. They said I would have to take it in for repair or just buy a new one.

I tried new batteries, and jarring and banging the camera somewhat lightly at first on a countertop with no success. I even thought of putting it in a plastic container in the freezer for a few hours to see if I could undue the "heat damage".

At any rate, I just saw this posting and I just dropped it twice on a hard carpeted floor, (truly hard -concrete underneath the carpeting with minimal or no padding) and EUREKA!! It works! It works!!

I might caution those trying this great fix, avoid concrete or tile floors and when you "drop" the camera do so from waist hight at first and try to get the camera to hit on the bottom of the camera, not the delicate front (the lens aperature) fo the camera.

Wow! am I ever happy. My camera back in time for the holidays AND NO MORE LEAVING IT IN A HOT CAR OR OTHER INCLEMENT CONDITIONS!!!! Good luck friends.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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Dear Sweet Rascal,

Have removed the battery from the cam for more than a minute and have inserted it once again, but the cam still prompted "Lens error, restart camera," then the cam automatically shuts down. please advise.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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The url below was published just a day or so ago. I have fixed 2 dsc-s60 cameras that where purchased from Ebay with Lens problems. http://www.nichewebworks.com/~tht/ The server is on a Slow Connection. Thomas

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Try to initialize the unit, menu>setup>setup1>initialize. If no effect, lens assy, needs replacement. thanks

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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