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Sony Digital Still Camera DSC-P100/P120
I ran my camera till battery ran dry. Camera lense remained protruded. After recharging, the acess flash came on asking me to awitch off power and restart my camera. This I did but lense will not retract when closing down. The camera charges up ok and I have tried removing battery to solve problem to no avail. Any suggestions. I am considering taking a screwdriver to it to remove back of camera. Please help. Kindes regards John Burleigh, Scotland
There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following fixes.
Let me know for further clarifications.
There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following fixes.
- Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the\015\012intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. \015\012
- Other\015\012variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of\015\012your hand.
Let me know for further clarifications.
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