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Problem with the cap on the lens of digital camera SONY CYBERSHOT DSC P52

When I switch on the power button of my camera, the cap on the lens of my camera vibrates and opens only half way. The LCD displays the message "TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN". Even after doing so , I face the same problem and see the same message again and again on the LCD. So, I am unable to take pictures. Please help me.

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I have loaded the program into my computer but am unable to bring up the photo, I think i need a new disc as it says it is corrupted, but I do not know where to get one.

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