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MY CAMERA SAYS: Turn the power off and on again.

Lens won't focus.....keeps going in and out.....in and out. But i can view pictures if I go to the view section.

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I will forward a link to a page where you can get the troubleshooting steps for this issue.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C91134

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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