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After uploading pictures from my camera to my pc yesterday, the zoom lens will no longer retract into the camera. I do get a message on the screen of the camera that says turn the power off and on again. I have tried everything, and still no luck. I have plugged it back into the pc, I have charged it, and have turned the power on and off at all options, and it still will not retract.

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I believe its a sony cam. this generally happens if you have dropped it. when the message comes. try tapping the camera. if it works then you are lucky. if not then you have to change the lens array. it costs about 60$

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