Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-L1 Digital Camera ?

I cant turn my camera on.... it gives the same error message

\015 The lens retracts in and out and then states 'Turn the power off and on again' agggh so fustraing!\015

Answers :

Yep it sure is, so follow my lil trick to the letter and get it all working
OK you are probably going to think I am loony giving you this advise But No I am completely sane!

Get a can of compressed air OR acces to a compressor at your local garage Get them to fit the triggered air blower tool to it.

Blow around the lens in all the extension joins the firmly slap it in the palm of you hand with the side of the camera making contact with you palm. Do the procedure two or 3 times and inbetween the slaps turn it on to activate the lens mechanism. I have now fixed about 80 of these cameras with this method. I obtained the fix from Sony who charge $90 to do exactly the same. Keep at it as it will eventually work. One tip, make sure the battery is charged before you do this.

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