Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?

When i turn on my camera the lens trys to come out but then it gets stuck and goes back in; the screen says "turn the power off and on again" but when i do the same thing keeps happening over and over. The camera has one big rechargable battery so i can't just replace it. I've tried doing the reset, and I've tried tapping around the lens ad hitting the sides or bottom of the camera but nothing has worked.


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\015\012note; whatever you do, do not force the lens back in or pull it out. the alignment is off due to perhaps one of the barrels, or sliders, or even the internal rings around the lens. if anything "fell out" of the lens while you were tapping it around, be sure to send it in carefully wrapped for the repair.
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When i turn on my camera the lens trys to come out but then it gets stuck and goes back in; the screen says "turn the power off and on again" but when i do the same thing keeps happening over and over. The camera has one big rechargable battery so i can't just replace it. I've tried doing the reset, and I've tried tapping around the lens ad hitting the sides or bottom of the camera but nothing has worked.


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