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I have exactly this problem. Powers up, black screen

Display reads "access". lens cycles back and forth a few times but then says :turn power off and on again" ...

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The focus is stuck - could be sand etc. You will have to contact yout local Sony service center or if they ask too much, you can contact me at toms.safranovs@gmail.com
I work in a Sony service center and repair these every day.

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