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When i turn my camera on the lens goes in and out and when its done it says 'turn camera off and on again' what is wrong with my camera

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The message "turn the power off and on again" actually indicates that there is a mulfunction w/lens. you can try initializing the camera.make sure your using a fully charged batt. (home>settings>main settings>main settings1>initialize).if it still doesnt work, try power reset procedure (turn power off,remove batt, and leave cam w/o power for more than a min.) if still issue persist your camera might require repair or you can go this unconventional route:
http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Digital%20Camera/Sony/dsc-w50_acess.turn_off_on_again
...so banging the camera may actually work some times.but be careful doing this might cause injury or hardware damage...but what have you got to loose anyway. hope this works for you.tnx:)

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do post when you get it repaired, for all of us to know what goes wrong when lens gets stuck..
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