Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 Digital Camera ?
Lens will not open
\015 My child decided to close the camera quickly one morning by pushing it shut. Now when we turn it on you can hear the gears trying to open the lens but to no avail. Then the message pops up to turn off camera and then on again. Nothing happens but frustration on my part. \015\012Is there a way I can fix this at home or do I need to seek out a reliable camera shop?\015
Greetings to you all ! I took the camera assy apart and found the gear assy (cluster) which attaches and drives the main (largest) gear that powers the lens opening mech. The gear cluster is identified by a elec. solenoid attached to the black gear cluster. I removed the blk top of the cluster. (carefull as the cluster of gears are now not restrained. The gears are stacked abd can be removed in order. I was lucky to find an extreamly small piece of United Arab Emirates sand lodged in one of the teeth. The gear which is attached to the solenoid is not moveable until powered up. Reassembled and powered it up the lens opened without the grinding sound and all is well! Saved mucho $$$...Jim
Good Day, if you hear gears trying to open the lens, then the lens assy is broken, no longer user serviceable. please call your nearest reliable shop(sony svc ctr) and ask for the lens assy price, if it fits your budget then you decide. For sure lens assy is defective. thanks
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