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Lens not working and it wont turn on

For some reason when i actaully got my it to come on the lens wasn't moving at all it was all out of places the screen was black and when i moved the len some it showed me then went out. when i have it on view mode(when i'm looking at the pictures i took) it shows and everything it just when i try to take a picture. and now it wont even turn on it only turns on if i plug it into the computer and thats it plz plz plz help

is there anything i cand o to fix it? or is it time for a new one?

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I'm not exactly sure how to help you. But can you tell me:
1. How old is the camera?
2. How long have you used it?
3. When was the last time you used it?
4. Was it working then? w/ problems or w/out problems?
5. Who was the last one using it?
6. Did you drop it? Or get water or any liquid on it?

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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Sony cyberdhot camera lense wont come out stuck


The problem usually happens because dirt or sand get into the lens mechanism. But it seems that more and more people are showing, who took great care of their camera, and still started having trouble.


Here is how to fix it.
Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Camera has fresh batteries in it.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.

2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.

3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very often in works.

4) Try forcing the camera lens:

Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

I hope this helped you. Thank You for using FixYa

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I dropped my Polaroid i532 and now the lens wont


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You must get your cam serviced... due to **** your motor (which operates lens movement has stop working. or the lens has bent and therefore stucking..... taping lightly near the lens may help you... The common reason for motor not working is loss of power connection....

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Camera wont turn on and lens wont go in and i just put new batteries in


Lens of the Camera doesn't retract:
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Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure that the Battery is
fully charged and in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,
then put them back in and turn the camera on.
2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed
air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body
and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should
remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function
fine.s

3) Try forcing the camera lens:

Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and
take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If
you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the
problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if
the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try
powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts
again, do the following.
(a) Turn the camera off.
(b) Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part
of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with
both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in
place.
(c) Power the camera on.

Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest
ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If
at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take
lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start
improving.

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Most likely the lens has been knocked out of alignment.There are some things you can try but beware.
If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official repair shop and they should fix it for free.
If your camera is out of warranty, or if the manufacturer refuses to repair it for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try the following methods to repair it yourself.
First, make sure your camera has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.
Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.
Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.
Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. Sounds simple, but it works.
Try forcing the camera lens. Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended. Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.
If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

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