Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S60 Digital Camera

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Lens will not close, screen just says access, can look at pics already taken

When camera is turned on it says access, we can look at pics, but we cannot take pictures it then goes to a screen that says turn the power off then on again.

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  • paull Dec 26, 2007

    I have the exact same problem you describe, is there a fix, I hope so as this camera is still in good shape. Paull

  • micky221 Feb 09, 2008

    Same problem with my camera please help
    !!!!!!

  • Tyrone Tyler Apr 15, 2008

    I've got the same problem that the lens won't open up so I can't take any pictures. The camera is still in good shape but lens won't come out and screen says to turn off and turn back on. STILL NOTHING...Help please!!!

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    Same problem, lens wont retract and it wont take pics....I contacted sony and re-initialized the camera. I think we are SOL.

  • dfboone May 19, 2008

    Same problem. Taking pictures at the kids karate belt testing - camera shut off and I thought my low battery finally had enough. Well, won't turn on unless it is to view pictures on the stick. Notice a red light coming on in the lower right hand corner on the back of the camera when I try to turn it on.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    I just fixed my problem. I had the exact problem. Lens opening an retracting, getting as access error message, red light coming on and staying on. I took the camera to a camera shop and was told it would cost me approx $165.00 to fix. I realized I could buy another camera for less money. I went online and read a few people who said they actually dropped their cameras and they started working. So I dropped it a few times on a desk and nothing happened. Then today someone suggested dropping it on a linoleum floor and it did the trick. My camera is now fully functioning. Please give it a try. It worked for me also!!

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • shaggyrdm Jun 30, 2008

    Thats awesome just dropped it and it worked!

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    lens don't close,can't pictures

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Banging and dropping alone didn't get mine to cooperate but I took out the memory stick and batteries for a while. Then decided for the heck of it (a few hours later) to put it all back and try again. Not sure if getting all the "stuff" out helped it clear itself but my daughter is now very happy to have a camera. Within an hour of my husband on travel purchasing me a new camera, this one started working.

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Thanks! IT worked! Awesome! I love this camera of mine and now after three years of ownership it works again! I thought I would try this fix because I have nothing to lose since the cost of fixing the camera would be more than actually buying a new camera.

My problems began when I left my Sony DSC-S60 camera in a very hot car. My genius brother and nephew said the temperture and humidity expanded some of the gears and/or the opening mechanism. They said I would have to take it in for repair or just buy a new one.

I tried new batteries, and jarring and banging the camera somewhat lightly at first on a countertop with no success. I even thought of putting it in a plastic container in the freezer for a few hours to see if I could undue the "heat damage".

At any rate, I just saw this posting and I just dropped it twice on a hard carpeted floor, (truly hard -concrete underneath the carpeting with minimal or no padding) and EUREKA!! It works! It works!!

I might caution those trying this great fix, avoid concrete or tile floors and when you "drop" the camera do so from waist hight at first and try to get the camera to hit on the bottom of the camera, not the delicate front (the lens aperature) fo the camera.

Wow! am I ever happy. My camera back in time for the holidays AND NO MORE LEAVING IT IN A HOT CAR OR OTHER INCLEMENT CONDITIONS!!!! Good luck friends.

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  • Carol Jambone Jun 30, 2008

    Thanks! IT worked! Awesome! I love this camera of mine and now after three years of ownership it works again! I thought I would try this fix because I have nothing to lose since the cost of fixing the camera would be more than actually buying a new camera.



    My problems began when I left my Sony DSC-S60 camera in a very hot car. My genius brother and nephew said the temperture and humidity expanded some of the gears and/or the opening mechanism. They said I would have to take it in for repair or just buy a new one.



    I tried new batteries, and jarring and banging the camera somewhat lightly at first on a countertop with no success. I even thought of putting it in a plastic container in the freezer for a few hours to see if I could undue the "heat damage".



    At any rate, I just saw this posting and I just dropped it twice on a hard carpeted floor, (truly hard -concrete underneath the carpeting with minimal or no padding) and EUREKA!! It works! It works!!



    I might caution those trying this great fix, avoid concrete or tile floors and when you "drop" the camera do so from waist hight at first and try to get the camera to hit on the bottom of the camera, not the delicate front (the lens aperature) fo the camera.



    Wow! am I ever happy. My camera back in time for the holidays AND NO MORE LEAVING IT IN A HOT CAR OR OTHER INCLEMENT CONDITIONS!!!! Good luck friends.

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Same problem too!

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