Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera ?

Camera is locked up. Will not work at all.

\015 Sony cybershot DSC-S700\015\012\015\012The camera lense is extended. I cannot get the camera to stay on long enought to retract the lense. I have changed the batteries so I know they are good, but every time I try to turn the camera on, the screen lights up for a split second and then right back off. The camera is set on the standard automatic setting, nothing special. The camera was working fine earlier in the day. I turned it off and laid it on the counter. When I went to pick it up that evening to take a picture, the lense was extened and it was locked up. Any suggesions?\015

Answers :

You can try this following steps in correcting the problem.

Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins back into their slots.
Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Some people also have actually used a "Shop Vac" with this fix to help extend a retracted lens.
You can also gently tap the camera to your Palm this usually do the trick with any lens problem that camera has.
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