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Camera lens cover will not fully open

My lens cover will not open. Is there a way to remove it?

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  • GETAV8 Dec 24, 2007

    My lense shutters will not open everything else on the camera works fine.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with DVD DCR 203. Can any one suggest me to regarding what to be done??

  • evergreen48 Apr 02, 2009

    Camera lens cover just won't open. I switch the camcorder on and off as instructed but the lens cover remains closed, that's the the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 with all the hype it receives !!!!!



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Maybe not a remedy for everyone but, I tapped all around the lense with a soft wood ruler stopping to turn the camera off and on periodically. I noticed a lot of sand, we live at the beach, came loose. It took me a little while to do this as I was being caeful not to damage anything else on the camera. Finally, the cap just opened and has ever since. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009


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Hello Tomkimball, the solution for your problem is in replacing the lens barrier. Part number is 178727811. Best regards, Arpad

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