Lens opens then closes, a few times then error message
i had my camera in my laptop bag and i pick it up and my camera fell out.
so when i turn it on the sony label comes and lens opens then closes like always then it opens and closes again, and again and again and after a few times of opening and closing i get a message saying turn the power off and on. is it a bad lens people sell this camera for parts on ebay. can i install a new lens on it and fix it. it seems like a bug for some reason can i reinstall the software to it a new firmware or a reboot button. sony charges 90 bucks to fix it. id pay the 90 bucks if they do a good job. any help will be greatly appreciated
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No you shouldnt repair it yourself it will only make it worse, the lense have become disalligned it can be repaired for you and that is the best option. you can also try gently pulling and twisting the end of the lense and i mean gentle dont twist and pull till it pops. once you have done this switch it off and on and it may have worked to allign the lenses.
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Hi! If you're sure you didn't damage the lens flat cable which connect to the motherboard, the focus of the lens unit you bought on ebay doesn't work. You can simply replace the back part (with focus) of the new lens unit with your old one. It requires soldering.
Your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts. Please rate our solutions and if you still have problems please call back for more ideas to help you
Thanks Richard Scott Technical Support New Zealand
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
this occured to me whilst using my Sony P200, took it appart and found the lens motor had basically jumped its gears and jammed, the only solution was to replace the lense section (as motor & gears were built in) as no other part was damaged but to do that it would be at least £70 and the camera had dropped value to £160 and i could get a better camera for that amount...so my advice get a new one. and sell the remains on eBay.