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Problem with camara

Whenever I turn the DSC-W70 on it displays a black screen and the word "Access." At the same time the lens extends and retracts, however unlike some of the other problems people are having, the lens is not getting stuck. Also I also notice a faint clicking/buzzing sound from within the camera when the lens is still and not retracting/extending. After about 10 seconds it begins to beep and displays the message "Turn the power off and on again." I am able to view previously taken photo's and the menu from the viewing screen. This has allowed me to initialize the settings but this has not worked. Any Ideas on what to do?

Thank you :-) DSC Ni
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  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    black screen with the word acess. then that faint clicking nosie. followed by the turn camera off sign. that is exactly what mine is doing

  • mz_fabulosa Jan 19, 2009

    i brought an extra battery thinking it could be a bad battery but it is not the camara has put a message to ACCESS something and the screen is black and now the camara doesnt want to turn or off....what should i do

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Lens isn't working and need to be replaced.

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Hi,


Error: TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN is displayed on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset and Initialize option.

Performing a manual power reset

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Reinsert the battery pack.

Turn on the camera.

To reset the Camera back to factory default, select the INITIALIZE Option from the Main Settigs 1 Menu of the Camera to OK.This will set the user defined settings back to factory default. The images and videos will not get deleted.


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You don't have to disassemble the lens. My camera would lens extend , pause and then lens retract, pause again, then lens extend, pause and then lens retract. It would do this maybe 4 or 5 times before displaying "ACCESS" on the screen and then shut down completely.
Where the lens extends from the body is the area I am referring to, there is a tiny gap large enough to slide a sheet of paper into. That is the area I shot a tiny drop/burst of wd40 into. Wd40 is sort of electronic safe and most of it WILL evaporate.If you would like, send me your email address I will send a photo file-picture of how i did it. Hopefully it is the same problem.
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