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Focus on DSC-W5 doesn't work

I've owned and loved a DSC-W5 for over a year and a half now. But in the last month, our relationship has hit the bumps! First, there was a problem with the zoom-lens refusing to retract.. which i managed to resolve with the gentle-push-in-with-finger technique. Now, the lens refuses to focus! It gives me fuzzy images on both manual and auto modes. i've checked all the settings.. tried various combinations but can't get clear focus. My fear is that pushing back the zoom-lens may have in some way destabilised the lens. Has anyone else had similar problems, does anyone know what to do with this? please help, my future is looking very blurry!!

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  • sumit roy Dec 25, 2006

    hey arpi! thank you for your comment. as it happens, i manged to fix my lens using another innovative solution posted on a different help-site. its called the 'two-whacks' technique... as the name suggests, i slapped the camera twice and hey presto.. the focus was fixed! this is obviosly a bizzare way to make a digital camera work but i suppose, this problem had something to do with the motor mechanism of the zoom lens. the impact of the whacks made whatever part was jammed freer. upon further reading i discovered that this technique has a high success rate for other sony products, including handycams.. especially for the error E:61:10 (a lens related error, which is seemingly common to sony cameras across the board). so, for the moment my camera works again... let's hope it lasts. else, sony repair centre it is :)



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Hello Woodyallen, in order to repair your precious camera you should replace the Lens Block Assy, part number A1105719A. Please contact your nearest Sony Service. Best regards, Arpad

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