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Dear reader, My lens cap will not open any more when I start the camera. The solution should be to restart but that is not working. Ofcourse we are on holiday when this happens. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance Jorg

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  • j_vd_voort Jul 31, 2010

    'Thanks a lot for now

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I need model number and brand of your camera to diagnose possible cause of problem.
Thanks.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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  • j_vd_voort Jul 31, 2010

    It is a sony HandycamHDR-TG3

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 31, 2010

    OK, Sony HDR-TG3E
    When you turns On camcorder, do you hear lens cover motor noise that try to open that cover?



  • j_vd_voort Jul 31, 2010

    Maybe a little click but not a really motor-sound

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 31, 2010

    OK, that means motor is doing its function but lens cover mechanism got stuck for some reason.
    Can you take apart camera to look into front part where lens cover mechanism located?



  • j_vd_voort Jul 31, 2010

    No I'm sorry that is not possible. We are on holiday so I dont have any equipment

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 31, 2010

    OK, temporary solution is to slide the cover aside with fingernail while turning power On.
    Proper solution is to take off front cabinet part from camcorder and remove any thing obstructing lens cover from smooth run on sides.

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