Having problems with your Sony Alpha DSLR-A350K Digital Camera ?

My Sony A350 digital camera with an 18-70mm lense shakes violently for about 5 seconds when powered on and again when turned off. The vibration seems to be coming from the lense area.


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I sat in on a Sony DSLR class at National Camera and the instructor said that is a self cleaning mode and not a defect.
I have the same problem, I was told the lense is bad, I just bought one on ebay for $100.00
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My Sony A350 digital camera with an 18-70mm lense shakes violently for about 5 seconds when powered on and again when turned off. The vibration seems to be coming from the lense area.


I sat in on a Sony DSLR class at National Camera and the instructor said that is a self cleaning mode and not a defect. ... Sony Alpha DSLR-A350K Digital Camera

I can't turn my camera on,I press the power button,it gives me a whirling noise,the lenses come out(but not all the way),the picture on the screen is blurry,and I can't make a shot,and after2 seconds the lenses come back in by itself.Then it does it again,without me even pressing any button!But I can still view my pictures.But I can't download them on computer,because it still displays an error message D: 5fo8 5e02,and the lenses start moving again.I don't know how to fix it.Please help me.Becau


The camera may be faulty or it needs to be reset to the factory settings.\015\012Try removing the battery leave it out for at least 1/2 hour, then replace the battery.\015\012If it doesn't work then you need a new camera. ... Olympus Stylus 700 / 700 Digital Camera

I can't turn my camera on,I press the power button,it gives me a whirling noise,the lenses come out(but not all the way),the picture on the screen is blurry,and I can't make a shot,and after2 seconds the lenses come back in by itself.


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Power issues. Just recently I've encountered a problem with my camera. After plugging it into my computer (And not noticing the power surge notification on the desktop while doing so). It locked up and powered itself off. I tried turning it back on, and it turned on for a split second then shut off without retracting the lense. I switched batteries and it retracted the lense, but I tried powering it on and the lense only came halfway out and it powered off. I've tried 4 fresh sets of batteries a


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Lense problem When i turn the camera on in picture taking mode the lense does not come out all the way and if i push it again it still does not come out and then when i push the power button a third time it closes the little bit it opened... but not all the way. However if the camera is in play mode and i turn it on, the lense comes out all the way just fine... then goes back in on its own and i can view the pictures. Because of this it appears the mechanism is working fine but there is maybe


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I have an olympus digital camera fe-170. when i turn on my camera, the lense come out and the LCD screen is black, when i try to turn it off, it doesnt turn off, but after like 10 seconds it turns off by itself. but when it turns off the lense dont go back in?! then when i try to turn it on, its the same thing. when i plug it into the computer, the lense go back in, but when i unplug it from the computer and try to turn it back on again...SAME PROBLEM. i did drop it before, but can i do anything


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My camm! I have an olympus digital camera fe-170. when i turn on my camera, the lense come out and the LCD screen is black, when i try to turn it off, it doesnt turn off, but after like 10 seconds it turns off by itself. but when it turns off the lense dont go back in?! then when i try to turn it on, its the same thing. when i plug it into the computer, the lense go back in, but when i unplug it from the computer and try to turn it back on again...SAME PROBLEM. i did drop it before, but can i do


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Same Problem When I hit the power button, it flashes, the HP logo comes up on the screen the lense retracts and comes back out and the power goes off. That's all it will do. Other times when I turn it on, a little yellow light on the bottom left side in the back flashes once after the blue power light flashes three times and then turns back off. Arggggghhh!


Use never used batries i have the camra it work s better with new batries ... HP Photosmart M525 Digital Camera

When I turn the camera on, the lenses comes comes out but then goes right back in. The screen comes on for just a second, but then turns off when the lense retracts. The camera is a Kodak MX1063. Help!


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When turning on the camera a message comes up reading " Turn the power off and on again" and the lens seems to be struggling to open. When I turn off the camera & then back on the same message comes up everytime, please help !


Have you tryed brand new battertys ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Digital Camera

Camera lense/power Camera lense is stuck out. When I turn it on the lense goes in and then comes out, a main picture apears, green light comes on and then it powers off with the lense stuck out. It will only stay on if I have it in play back mode. Please help! Phil D. PS - I have the PowerShot SD400


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HELP i have a minolta dimage z20. it will not power up.batteries are good, light comes on when the power button is pushed but it seems to freeze up. the green power light will come on but to turn it off, u have to pull the batteries. to my knowledge there has been no trama to the camera, worked just fine when it was put back in case. not exposed to any extream elements, no water or anything like that. any suggestions on where to even start trying to find out the problem...thanks so much, monica


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Fugifilm FINEPIX A205S When I switch on the power the zoom lense comes out but the screen is blank and when I try to turn the power off nothing happens and the lense doesnot retract.


Has t\\it got jammed.. ... Digital Cameras

The battery is fully charged, when I turn the camera on the lense will come out lights on the camera come on for a second then everything goes off,lense goes back in.If I take the battery out for a minute then put it back in it lets me set the date then shuts off.


Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: r ... Digital Cameras

When power is turned on the zoom lense moves in and out on its own for a couple of seconds then stops. Camera remains on (battery is charged) The message changes from "access" to "turn the power off and on again." When that is done the same process happens again. Photos can be retrieved that are in the memory to view but the problem is getting to the starting screen in order to take a picture. What's up with that? Hope you can help!


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