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Professional help needed?


I was wondering if I will be able to fix this myself or if I will have to take it to a camera repair place?

Thanks for your help.

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  • stephisimms Apr 26, 2008

    Sorry... thought it would show what I was responding to.

    My Cybershot lens froze in the open position when my camera was running out of battery and I was still trying to take pictures. I replaced the batteries but my lens remains open and my camera will not turn on. All I get is the flash of the "Cybershot" screen, a beep, and then nothing.

    I called tech support and they had me try to whole take the batteries out, hold down the power button for 30 seconds, put batteries back in and press the "play" button to turn it back on thing... but that hasn't worked. So I basically answered my own question... will have to send it in for repairs. Unless there is another way?

    Also, camera didn't come with a USB cord. Was wondering if I buy one if I'd be able to upload the pictures on the camera's internal memory if the camera will not turn on. I don't want to lose those pictures!

    Thanks for your help. Sorry for the previous ambiguity.

  • pic mom May 01, 2008


    My Cybershot lens froze in the open position when my camera was running out of battery. I replaced the batteries but my lens remains open and my camera will not turn on. All I get is the flash of the "Cybershot" screen, a beep, and then nothing. I tried resetting the camera; however, that still does not work.



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"fix this myself"..... fix what??? You haven't told us what the problem is. Please be specific so we can guide you.

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  • TO Lady Apr 26, 2008

    Sorry to hear that it's a repair that has to be sent in. I would push the tech guys on the repair cost as normally, any point n shoot camera will shut down, and the lens will retract when the battery is too low.

    If the camera unit doesn't turn on, there is little chance your computer will recognize the unit. You might be best to either borrow a card reader from someone, or else take the card into a computer store, and for a nominal charge, they'll transfer all your pics onto CD for you.



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