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My cyber shot's focus lens doesn't come out all the way.

I've had my camera for 3 months and the focus is stuck at half way out. i can't take any pictures that are not fantasticly blurry.

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It sounds like you may have a bad gear in the lens motor assembly. f you want to repair it yourself there is a guy in South Carolina who has lots of parts for all the Sony Cameras. I bought my LCD from him for $39.00 plus shipping and it works perfect. I put it in myself and saved a ton. If you buy the part from him he sends you pictures of him taking the camera apart so that you can repeat the process when you install it. I think his email is gerald.ray@aa-ark.com

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