Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera ?

Lens cover stuck DSC600

\015 Camera seems to function Ok . Lens comes out and retracts as it should, but lens cover blades which should close after lens retracts are stuck in the fully open position. When the camera is turned on the lens comes out in the normal position (lens cover being stuck in the fully open position), lens retracts normally when camera is shut off. Just after lens retracts a slight noise appears for about 2 seconds (approx 600 cycles). Blades on the lens cover do not move and remain stuck. When this was first noticed, the lens cover blades were intermittent for a few on and off cycles, but they finally remained frozen in the fully open position. The noise as heard with the ear next to the camera and sounds like whatever drives the cover blades is trying to close them to no avail. Have you ever seen this before and is it an inexpensive fix ? Since it is frozen in the open position and the lens opens normally ,I am able to use the camera as usual.\015\012\015\012Thanks for any info you can provide. John\015

Answers :

I had a lens cover that would not open (Canon A480). I simply held the camera upside down (facing the floor) opened up the lens protector with 2 Q-Tips, sprayed upward with alcohol, waited 10 seconds, wiped around the lens and absorbing any residual alcohol and repeated this process x 2. Now we have a functional camera once again. I never would have done this had my warranty not run out and been about to discard it anyway.
You may have the same problem that i had. It does involve taking the camera apart. Not overly difficult - just fiddly.
\015\012Let me know and i'll talk you thro' it
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