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Lens cover won't open

I turn on my Sony Handycam DCR-HC96 and it makes a weird noise and the automatic lens cover will not open. I get a message saying "Lens cap not fully opened." Well, obviously. The message says just to turn it off and on again, but that doesn't work. I need this fixed! Otherwise, the camera would work fine!

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    same camera, same problem

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I have the same problema. Have you fix it? How? I appreciate your answer. Regards, Diego dspeier at yahoo.com

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Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

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