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The lens goes in and out and then says "turn camera off and on"

It was recentluy dropped in the sand; is there any way to clean out the defective lens?

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Hi!
It sounds like that the focus is stuck because of the sand. Contact your 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.

Tom

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Sand, water, salt water, dirt and dust can damage the lens to the point of no return, so to speak.
It may not have been dropped if you had used the wrist strap, how ever it is now in damaged condition.
The lens needs to be taken apart to completely clean out the sand. This is a very tedious and is a job for a professional with experience.
The parts are extremely small and have close tolerances, thus any dirt or sand can cause grinding or damage to the internal parts of the lens mechanism.
If you ever get a chance to see the gears and the gear teeth, you would understand why just a few grains of sand can jam these small parts. One grain of sand can stop a lens gear from working and possibly cause a broken gear. The parts are so small that in order to see the grains of sand which cause the problem, it may be necessary to use a magnifier lens.

To even make things worse, there is grease usually on the gears. The grease will hold any sand and cause it to stick in place. Cleaning these gears is not very easy.
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