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Could mean a problem with the gearing mechanism in the lens assembly. In this link can find details about everything you can try to fix it without sending it to a repair shop: Fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera

Also, try this guide... its for w55 i had the same problem..but i was able to solve this by my self...
just dont give up. Sony ask to pay USD 125 to repair this, but this user did without a cost: w55 stuck lens fix.doc (Word 258 KB)

Hope helps.

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