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Camera will not turn on

When I turn on my camera it says cybershot and then it goes blank, also my lens will not retract.

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Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html

Posted on May 18, 2008

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