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Sony DSC-S40 stuck lens, won't turn on...

I've had the white screen problem for a while and I was fixing it by sharply rapping the "Cyber Shot" logo. Two days ago I tried doing the same thing and it seems like it was one rap too many. Now the lens is stuck inside, the little lens door is open, the camera won't turn on (so the effort to reboot wasn't successful) but it doesn't make any noise at all. Does anyone have any idea what's actually wrong and/or how I could fix this? I would appreciate any suggestion. Thank you in advance!

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  • BillyK777 Oct 25, 2008

    The lens will not move, but you hear the motors turning, trying to move something. It grinds away for a while. The plastic lens cover remains open.

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Yes indeed, the fingertip rap on the logo did the trick, nice catch!

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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About the LCD turning white, it an indication of a defective LCD, About the lens stucked-up its a lens problem, It will be solved if the LCD and lens assy's be replaced. thanks

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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