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Shutter wont open when i turn video camera on

When I switch my video camera on the lens shutter dose not open, what can I do to try and fix this problem.

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  • Arthur Cowgill Mar 30, 2014

    sorry i ment cover not shutter, its the 2 blades that open to view the lens, it opens a bit and its like looking through a door that is a jar. the motor seems to be making a whirling noise as if its trying to open it more, it was yoused last on the beach and it was a bit windy, so i as thinking that it might have got some sand in it, i can take pics with it but they look like they were taken through a slitely open door, any idea what i can do, ive tryed a fully charged battery and turned on and off a lot to try and unstick it, but its still the same, thank you.

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Oky there is small spring inside.check that,another thing it could be inter lock with shutter.may it over lapping each other

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SOURCE: Shutter will not open/close (Disengaged from motor - "flopping" loose)

Well, replacement of the shutter unit (lens barrier)instead of the repair seems more realistic... Please contact your nearest Sony Service for the price estimate. If you need more info please advice. Arpi

Posted on Mar 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Shutter Won't Open

Well, replacement of the shutter unit (lens barrier)instead of the repair seems more realistic... The part number is: 178739811 Please contact your nearest Sony Service for the price estimate. If you need more info please advice. Arpi

Posted on Mar 20, 2007

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SOURCE: my DCR-DVD703E lens shutter wont

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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You have a weak capacitor that will not give enough power to keep the lens opened for use. The cost to repair it can cost as much as a new camera like it

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

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