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My Sony W-80 series camera turns on fine, the screen works, but its black. Its like the lens isnt open, but it is! and when i take a photo its recorded black. I had it in my bag so may have been jolted around a bit, but not dropped.

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  • ZOEMARJ Aug 27, 2008

    No, you cant see shadows or anything, its totally black. The images that were taken before this happened are still being shown in playback mode, but all the new photos are black. Why is there no repair option? What happened to it?

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So the lens opens,
But screen stays dark - can you see any shadow images or is it totally dark?
Have you checked that images are in the card.
Any way there is not repair option just replace it.

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Usually a lens sensor. Clean with maybe some compressed air. If you trust your skills you could open the unit and clean cabinet where the lens retracts and extends.

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Turn the power off and on again message


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

Turn off the camera.

Remove the battery pack.

Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.

Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.

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.


If the issue persists, service may be required.


Thanks for contacting FixYa

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Your lens can not open the shutter, or CCD is dead. If you kept your camera in your pocket, most likely fine dust got in the lens and ultimetly between the shutter blades and now due to friction they can't open. But if you kept your camera clean, then it is dead CCD. You can have it fixed by replacing the CCD or the entire lens, but in particular this SD1000 camera the main board components can go wrong too. You can sell it "as is" on ebay for $50-70 and buy a working one for 80-90, the difference would be $20-30.

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First a black screen, then a lens error


For the lens error:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

For the black pictures (after you've corrected the lens error):

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

Note, if you're going to try fix 5a on the above blog page, do it with the camera turned off to lessen the chance of damaging the lens.

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I have the same issue. i believe my mom dropped this too and i don't know what to do. i think the lens go messed up cause it's not allowing to view what im wanting to take a picture at. DARNIT!

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Turn the power on and off again


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Ok. My wife's Camera JUST did the same thing and I was able to fix it. Go to the camera settings / main settings and then choose initialize. This brings the camera back to factory default settings. It worked for her camera, hope it works for you.

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Tab on the camera. E18 is a stuck lens. This is common on this camera. I'm not saying this will fix it, but don't break it.

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If the lens is not coming out, its stuck, or it wont completely open or close, that is the lens assembly, that needs to be repaired. You need to take it to somebody, that can either repair it or replace it for you. There is nothing that can be done, other than that......

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