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Camera message on sony, lens closed

The lens is open, if I push it hard against the body then it will recongnize it, but wont stay working...any ideas

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One day i took it out of my pocket and it worked fine then later that day i took it out of my pocket and it said Turn the power off and on again and the lens opened then i turned it off and the lens stayed...


Look at my post for a very similar problem. I tried all the steps, pushed and pulled on the telescopic lens thing. Got to the step of hitting it against my palm while turned off, and when I powered it up it worked again.

Jun 11, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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My sony cybershot 7/2 megapixel lens will not stay open . The camera will cut on, the lens opens and closes 3 times and then says Turn the power off and on again? Any Idea how to fix this?


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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.

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

Regards
Andrea

Sep 09, 2010 | Sony Cameras

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Sony DSC-W7


It is not your battery. I turned it on and off a dozen times with no luck. The lese would make up and down movements, but would never close and camera would not work when open. So while I turned off, I softely push the lense in after a couple of times it went in and closed as normal. After that I turn it back on everything worked normally. Do not push too hard, it may damage the lese.
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May 15, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W7 Digital Camera

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Lens stays open, "turn..off and on again" message. print/play mode closes lens but problem & message return in picture modes. Holding "W" had no effect either


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

Apr 28, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 Digital Camera

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I think I messed something up on my lens.


You are correct that the switch locks the aperture. In order for your camera to function correctly in the auto-focus mode you must lock the aperture to the smallest opening (largest number such as f22). The switch has two positions. The position where the switch is lined up with the orange line is the locked position. When the lens functions properly and on the camera, the lens aperture is forced wide open by a pin on the camera body pushing a lever on the lens that opens the aperture. As part of the sequence when you push the shutter button, the camera releases its pressure on the spring-loaded lever on the lens, allowing the aperture to close to the setting that the "computer" has determined as correct. You will find this lever on the outside of the black ring that surrounds the rear lens element. With the lens removed, find the lever and make sure that with the lens set to the f22, sliding the lever counter-clockwise against the slight spring tension, the aperture opens wide and returns to f22 when released. If this is not the case, the problem is in the lens. If this works, then the problem is either in your camera body or in the alignment between the body and lens. If this does not get you on the right track, let me know what you find and we will proceed from there.

Nov 23, 2008 | Nikon Cameras

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Sony Cybershot Lens Stuck inside!!!


I have the exact same problem with my Cyber-shot; the lens is stuck inside. After trying everything to loosen it (like wedging a razor knife between the sections, even dropping it or banging it against a book, etc) non of which I recommend, I finally got it open by PUSHING on the black telescoping section surrounding the lens itself. For some reason, this worked!

Nov 18, 2008 | Cameras

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AF is not working


I would start to diagnosis the problem as follows: When the lens functions properly and is on the camera, the lens aperture is forced wide open by a pin on the camera body pushing a lever on the lens that opens the aperture. As part of the sequence when you push the shutter button, the camera releases its pressure on the spring-loaded lever on the lens, allowing the aperture to close to the setting that the "computer" has determined as correct. You will find this lever on the outside of the black ring that surrounds the rear lens element. With the lens removed, find the lever and make sure that with the lens set to the smallest f-stop (largest number such as f22), sliding the lever counter-clockwise against the slight spring tension, the aperture opens wide and returns to f22 when released. If this is not the case, the problem is in the lens. If this works, then the problem is either in your camera body or in the alignment between the body and lens. Also, the electrical connection between the camera body and the lens is via the five little ball like metal contacts (4 together and one wider spaced) found on the black ring on which the aperture ring is located. If either these contacts or the contacts on the camera body are dirty, the automatic functions may fail. DO NOT use any liquid cleaner. Gently rub the contacts with a rubber pencil eraser, being very careful to hold the camera body or lens in a position that will allow any debris to fall downward away from the body or lens. Do not overdo it. If this does not get you on the right track, let me know what you find and we will proceed from there.

P.S.: Have you made sure you have fresh batteries in the camera?

Nov 06, 2008 | Cameras

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Lens stuck out; camera won't stay on


I have the same problem. Its actually because the On/Off button got pushed in somehow and its stuck. At this time right now, im not sure how to make it unstuck, but sometimes it will stay on. But when you push on, since its being held down, its stuck that way and immediately turns off because its still being held down constantly. Maybe try using a thing needle to try and push it out?

Nov 13, 2007 | Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera

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"Cover Is Not Open" And The "Lens Cover" Is Open...


the lens cover switch of your camera have a poor contact that why that message is appearing...you have no choice but to disassemble the camera for repairing or cleaning that switch....i suggest you have to go the service center now and don't try open your camera if you are not a technician cause you may damage the flexwire of the lcd monitor if you not properly remove the cover...

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