Unfortunately I dropped my camera about a foot onto carpet, but when the cover was open there was no power to the camera whatsoever. The lens doesn't move. Is it a question of removing the cover and cleaning or is thewre something else I can do to fix it.
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Did you remove the battery and replace it after a few moments? this will "reboot" the camera, like a cold boot from a computer. Then try again. I can't believe a landing on the carpet would cause mechanical problems, but you never know.
Could be just a setting, and that will be restored after the boot.
Unfortunately hard drives damage extremely easily. Think of it as an old fashion record player. The needle (head) most likely damaged beyond normal repair. I had fail with less than 6 inches onto **** carpet. Sorry.
Most likely the power cord on the back of the frive has been knocked loose from the back of the drive. The drive will have to be disassembled to make sure the connector is attached. Look on one of the sides of the drive case, there are circles, one of these is actually a black sticker covering a screw, remove the screw. Now, on both ends, look through the grill work and you will see a couple of "catches the keep the case cover in place on the case frame. These catches have to be pressed in for the case cover to slide back off the frame. Work one end free and jamb something in it to keep the cover from slipping back over while you loosen the other end. slide the cover off and check the connections on the end of the HDD.
Lift the headlight and rotate the thumb dial to release the carpet head. It will spin to the side. Rotate the square handle at the front of the vac fully to the left. Remove the carpet head and open it from the bottom side. Observe which side had a little block below the LED belt indicator when you rotate the brush. The brush must go back in this way. The blocks at the end of the brush are color coded for height adjustment. Remove the brush, slide a genuine belt onto the center and close the bottom cover of the housing. make sure the brush spins freely, now look into the belt opening, round hole at the side. Using the square dial at the front of the head, rotate the hook into the belt to twist the belt and open it for installation onto the motor shaft. Reinstall the head onto the vac, using the thumb dial to lock into place and rotate the square handle again . This will release the belt tension onto the motor shaft. Raise the vac up two knotches with the pedal before lower onto the carpet.
Drop the camera onto a carpeted floor from about a foot and a half to two feet. I did this once when my DSC-H50 had the same problem and it immediatly began to work again. It landed just on the fron edge of the cylinder around the edge. I left the lens cap on. Many people have had this same problem with other sony models and it works well for them as well. I know it sounds far fetched which is why I am including this link: http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/sony-cybershot-dscp200_question.html?qid=3653
That is where i found the information to fix the same problem you are experiencing.
Unfortunately dropping this model, and the f40, 45, 47 fd models, is suicidal for the camera. The lens has an inner slide ring which other models do not have and this ring has three lugs to keep the lens from spinning when powered up and used. Unfortunately these lugs are also clips which hold the focus lens inplace. These are tiny. hard to repair