Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
Dropped my W55 on a nice wet sandy beach :-o
The lens assembly extends, zooms and retracts OK, but the black plastic lens cover stays open the whole time.
Any idea how I can get it to shut again?
Try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.
You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk, and it will void your warranty):
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
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