Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
This was how I did to my Sony camera with the same problem.
While the camera is off, use a toothpick to ply open the front protective blades and guide the tip of the toothpick to the top middle of the retangular opening infront of the lens. Make sure the toothpick is sit behind the frame of the lens opening, and that you can slightly pull on the inner frame of the lens openning, as if you wanted to pull the lens barrel out.
You should hold the camera in one hand with one finger spared to try to reach the power button/switch while holding a tooth with the other hand and position it as described above.
When you are ready, turn on the camera and immediately pull the toothpick. If you are lucky, this can help to release a slightly stuck lens to come out. Some cases, the inner zoom mechanism might have damage, that the lens may come out but then will go back in but not completely flushed in.
Note: If the lens is not totally retracted to the body in power off state, the above trick won't work to resume the camera to normal operation.
Finally, this is my personal experience, and if you want to try, try at your own risk. Make sure you know what you are doing before action taken.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
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