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Turn the power on and off again

The black protective shutter does not open. The screen repeatedly says "Turn the power on and off again"

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  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    shutter won't open-keeps saying turn off and on. nothing works,tried resetting.

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So if this problem appear only dark screen is visible as no light can pass through IRIS
means internal light barrier not open.To fix this problem you have to replace complete
lens unit by expert service personal.Please visit my blog to read more.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

Thanks, I just hit it against my had a few times and it's now working again.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

I fixed this issue with my Sony Cybershot by gently (carefully) hitting the camera 3 times against a carpeted bench with the lens retracted and the camera turned off. It seems the lens gears were stuck. Now the camera works fine again.

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Sony dsc-w120 cybershot, turn's on but is all black,can't take photos and tell me, turn power off and on again.

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