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Problem with lens

I have a sony w50 with an ovious problem with the lens. When I power it on it says Access" then the lens moves and then it says " Turn the power off and on again" I do it and nothing happens. then I turn it off and the lens retracts but not all the way in the small lens goes in to the big barrel but the lens barrel stays out a bit.. then if i turn it back on ' both lens come out and i can grab them and move them aropunf they kinda giggle around... then if i turn it off and push gently the lens in it goes all the way into the camera body with no problem.. and sometimees when i push it in it tryes to come out again alone..!! so any help ....

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  • Dalia Duarte Jun 11, 2007

    OMG after pushing the lens in it turn onnn i can take pictures and everything,, but they are really blurry the camera wont focus and the lens can still be moved around... im afraid to turn it back off.. cause i know it wont come back on... without the turn off and on message :(................. yeah sure enough it shows the message again!!!! please help..

  • Dalia Duarte Jun 12, 2007

    Hahaha very funny.. Well yeah I have no respect for the Sony W50, well yeah i do cuz I own the W100..
    Nahhh I just bought it to, i dont know ,,well just to mess around with it.. But since the LCD is in perfect condition im gonna pass it on to a friend she has this camera W50 with a Broken LCD.. SO thanx's for your tip...

    After smaking, twisting, slaping, pulling and doing every single thing your not supposed to do to a lense i figured it wouldn't work.

  • alcam May 11, 2008

    I have the same problem as camarita09's and I couldn't have put it better. However unlike them I haven't forced the lens and the lens is permanently sticking out and the camera wont power up. What should I do? Is it repairable?



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My camera started off with the same problem, then it progressed into the state its in now, completely in inoperable. I thought it was just the battery that had gone bad, so i replaced it. Nope, the dumb thing wont turn on at all. I took it to a repair shop out in town (im a marine stationed in japan) and from what i could make out of their english was that the camera is junk now and to buy a new one.... I suggest you just throw away yours and do the same.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008



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If you have 'Grabbed them and jiggled them around' Then I am certain the camera is wrecked and beyond repair. Very fine parts here and not intended for that type of treatment. Almost certainly a no repair job because there will be no parts available. Though you could try a repair shop. Time for another one then and this time treat with a modicom of respect.

Posted on Jun 12, 2007

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2007

    Thats the thing to do - Keep it for spares.
    Take care changing the screens over -you may have TWO piles of spares ;-)



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