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Will not focus

Everytime I turn my camera on I cannot get a clear photo or anything. It's like the lens won't focus - I cannot zoom in or zoom out. When I try to turn the camera off the camera struggles to get the lens in - I have to push the lens in for it to actually close. If I turn it off with pushing the lens in and turn it back on again the black screen says "Turn the power off and on again." Also when the camera is "working" the screen as a blinking "E:61:00". Help!

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  • Donna Baker Nov 13, 2008

    My Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P71 camera is doing the same thing. What does E:61:00 mean? Is that an error? If so, where do I find out what to do about it? Is my camera too old already? I tried reformatting and resetting, but the camera still blinks and doesn't focus. The zoom button isn't working at all. Til now, I've really liked my camera.

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First Send me your camera's model (Brand Name)

Some digital and analog camera in these days has features to manualy set the focus in our wish.
Try to disable this feature. And try not to poke or push the lens of the camera. By doing this you may destroy the lens.

And try to reformet the mem stick + try to reset the camera.
(Everything will be resetted, "it will be as if you have a new camera")

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