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Dropped it when taking a picture onto gravel. It wouldnt work at all. Then I pushed the lens and it worked again. Now when I turn on the camera the lens extends and then turns off right away.

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I suggest you give my Kludgy fix a go

This is not a joke........
This is not a joke........

Use a can of compressed air and blow around the lens while it is extended. Take a relatively firm approach with

this problem slap the camera into your palm two or three times.
Not lens down in this case, but using the side or rear of the camera to make contact with your palm
Make sure you have the camera cord around your wrist so as not to lose it across the room.

Do this several times and turn it on and off till the message of turn on and off no longer shows(if it ever did) and the lens retracts and works correctly. The compressed air will help remove any accumulated dust that is jamming the lens.
This is a sony tech fix and not a joke, they charge you $90 to do this and this fault is not uncommon in many of these small cameras, dust and dirt get taken into the lens bay ad eventually cause it to stick. Hence the use of compressed air with the brutal approach

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Posted on May 13, 2010

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