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  • ex-sonylover Oct 15, 2008

    Same problem with len stuck outside- got stuck while I was in the middle of shooting photos. I've always had good perfomance with Sonys- really disappointed about this!

  • Lbrucewill Oct 16, 2008

    Lens on my 870 is stuck outside camera, too. When I power up, lens fully extends. When I power down, the lens retracts only halfway back into camera. Also, even when lens is fully extended, the autofocus feature is not functioning. The problem arose when I was carrying camera in my front jeans pocket and accidentally hit the "on" button. Lens began to extend outward as in a normal power up but was restricted from fully extending due to tightness in pocket. Camera is still within factory warranty. Is there something I can do to fix or must I send in to factory?

  • Jabforce Oct 18, 2008

    In my camera DSC P71 appears e 61:00 flashing and I cant focus or zoom.
    I would like to repair it but I need some guide or support

    If someone can support Id be very gratefull

    Julio Bradford

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    my lense is stuck

  • obi-wan-yj Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same issue as Lbrucewill, and with the same cause. I disassembled the camera as far as possible, but was unable to open up the lens assembly because Canon as permanently attached the electrical connections to both front & rear components. I've been able to fix older Canon cameras with this problem, but Canon has changed their design preventing this. We'll see how Canon support responds to my query for warranty repair. Fortunately, this isn't my only camera, but it is my third Elph that has died earlier than I'd expect. I may switch brands.

  • wallyv8 Jan 06, 2009

    I have the SONY DSC-W50 and the zoom was stuck.

    I pulled it apart to the lense, shecked the motor worked and was able to pull apart the lense module itself.

    I reset the lense to the closed position and re assembled the camera successfully. Do not recommend this procedure as it DID NOT fix the camera.

    Camera still powers ON but is still jammed and will not open. Awaste of time and I will not buy SONY again. Those in the know suggest Cannon is the only way to go in compact cameras.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    my lens is stuck outwards but not all the way.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    its like stuck out and everytime i turn it on it says ' lens error'

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    my lens is stuck outwards but not all the way and everytime i turn it on it says "lens error"



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You have jammed the 3 lens studs outside of the track , you cannot fix it without dissembling the entire camera to the lens,
its best to leave it alone and sell it on ebay for the lcd is worth 35 to 60

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A camera that cost more to fix than it cost just throw it away and never buy a kodak easy share again

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I have a 7.2 mega pixels 2.4 lcd monitor 1000 high sensitivity ,sony cyber shot camera. and the lens want go back in .

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If you did not drop it, you probably have some dust or small particles around the outside of the lense. They prevent the lense from fully opening. The lense cover might have the same problem. As a result it is stuck.

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you have jammed the 3 lens studs outside of the track , you cannot fix it without dissembling the entire camera to the lens,
its best to leave it alone and sell it on ebay for the lcd is worth 35 to 60

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