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The lens on my sony cybershot DSC s80 will not retract, gives a whirring sound when turned off but does not move.


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This symptom is called "memory effect", and it normally . occur if there is not enough battery charge remaining to retract the lens to normal ...
This\015\012problem could occur if there is not enough battery charge remaining to\015\012retract the lens to normal shutdown position. If using alkaline\015\012batteries, replace them with new ones and turn the camera on again.\015\012Also note that even if the alkaline batteries have sufficient charge,\015\012at a temperatures of 5 degree (C) or lower, the camera may as well\015\012suddenly turn off when trying to shoot (operate the zoom, press the\015\012shutter button, etc.). In this case, it is recommended to put the\015\012batteries in the battery case and then warm them up in your pocket,\015\012etc., and then re-insert them in your camera. If using rechargeable\015\012batteries, please charge them and then re-insert into the camera.
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