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Hi, my lense wont extract

I keep getting a screen sayin access, then turn off and on again. I have tried to pull it out but it wont come. Any suggestions or links to sony customer services?

Thanks

Martina

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Here is the main page for product support for Sony:

http://esupport.sony.com/

Have you tried taking the batteries out and putting them back in?

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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