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I have DSC-W90. When I turn it on, it continuely extendss and then closes the lense. Then after a several times doing this, it displays to turn off and turn on the camera. I have done this several times, but no dice.

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  • georgesiecko Jul 20, 2010

    Yes, very helpful and quick to respond.



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There is sensor inside lens mechanism that sends mechanism initialize signal to system control chip of camera, if that signal is missing due to defective sensor, system control chip try three times to extend and retract lens mechanism then activate protection mode and shows error message on lcd screen as you see it "turns power off and turn it On again"
Lens assembly need to be replaced in your DSC-W90 camera to fix the problem.
Let me know if you need part number of lens assembly for this camera or take it in local camera repair shop for fix.
Hope these info will help you.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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  • georgesiecko Jul 20, 2010

    What is the part #?

    Thank you

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 20, 2010

    Part number of lens assembly in DSC-W90 is as follows:

    A1231924A .... LSV-1160A Lens Assy

    Available in Sony Part Store for $74

  • georgesiecko Jul 20, 2010

    Part # not found

  • georgesiecko Jul 20, 2010

    Found it. Sorry.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 20, 2010

    My mistake, sorry.
    Click HERE then put part number in search box and hit red search button to get info.

  • georgesiecko Jul 20, 2010

    How technical does one need to be to replace this part?

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 20, 2010

    OK, great.
    Let me know if you have additional question.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 20, 2010

    Well he should not be novice and can take apart camera without damaging it.

  • georgesiecko Jul 20, 2010

    Thank you. I guess it will not be me replacing the part. I usually make things worse.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 20, 2010

    local camera repair shop is better to replace lens assembly.



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