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I took my Sony DSC-W80 to Honduras on a buiding mission trip -- extremely dusty! Now the zoom will only go out half way. Any more and I get the "turn camera off and on" message. The zoom motor sounds like it is laboring to move the zoom.

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  • abvpscott Apr 17, 2008

    the battery is fully charged and still stops halfway

  • abvpscott Apr 17, 2008

    This didn't help. :(

  • abvpscott Apr 17, 2008

    oh great. my philosophy is to read directions only as a last resort so i didn't read the manual. any suggestions for a camera than can survive in a sandy dusty place?

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Hi,

with the indulgence of the others....

An alternate cleaning method is to use a can of compressed air to blow away dust and foreign matters. Of course, the opposite also holds true, the dust and foreign matters maybe forced more into the internals of the camera.

Another consideration is the cost of repair that is if you have to seek the services of a qualified professional. Should the cost and time element be no longer economically reasonable, you may have to consider purchase of a replacement.

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Full charge first the your camera battery. Possible that the battery power can't supply enough power to give the motor of your cam to operate...

Post back again.. Let us know what happen..

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    vacuum...?

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    first try to charge it, then after that...post back here again for us to know.. you said that it was fully charged but we didn't know how old is your camera was, and could be the battery was only the problem..

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Hi,

try this out it worked for most of them who had a similar problem like urs:

Gently tap it twice at the end of the camera to ur plam and it will work again.

just tap it very lightly against the bottom of the camera holding it upright.



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  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    Well im sorry then the only solution is to get it repaired.

  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

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    Please check out my post..

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There must be some dust or sand? in there.

These things are very painfull and difficult to take and put back together.

I would recommend takeing it to a camera shop or a local professional to be cleaned / repaired.

I took mine apart back in the day and never managed to get it back together what a pain it was its so thight in there.

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  • Ekse Apr 17, 2008

    Sorry, the manual has no instructions for cleaning inside the camera, that is basicly off limits to the general user.



    The manual says to avoid sandy and dusty places.

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As you surmise, it is probably grit in either the motor gears or in the zoom housing. Check your manual for instructions on cleaning.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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