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My sony dsc h5 camera lens wont open/focus

When i was shooting the camera lens suddenly wont focus or close when i switch off. when i switch it on again msg comes pl switch off and on. when i switch on again same problem, any help?

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  • blizzy Mar 15, 2009

    i have a sony dsc h5 and i was at the beach when i took some pictures and turned the camera off and the lens wouldn't go in. when i took it to a dealer to find out about fixing it they said that something was broken and it would cost me 250 dollars to fix it. i have beat the **** out of it to try to see if there was something stuck in it but it still won't stop telling me to turn it off and back on.

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This might be a problem with the lenses' mechanism... Maybe you hit the camera (having the lenses extended, eventually). You have to pay a visit to the local service.

And in the future, use the protection that came with the camera (the black cilinder). It protects the lenses and also offers you the possibility to mount the lens cap without having to switch off the camera.

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