Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Digital Camera ?

The lens are stuck out and the camera seem like its coming on but doesnt...Its a DSC-W170 Model


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Take your camera and carefully look at the lens side of it. Does the lens look slightly out of center. Sort of pointing very slightly the wrong way. If it is you've given the lens a knock while it's been extended and put the complete lens barrel out of alignment. Please don't try what I've seen touted around the Net and bash the camera lens down on a table, this will make the whole thing completely unusable. The camera needs stripping down completely and the lens either realigned or worse, completely replaced.
\015\012The other problem it could be is a piece of grit or sand jammed between the lens elements or the lens and the camera body. Again a strip down job to free the jam.
\015\012Just make sure the batteries are at full charge and in good condition if they are getting a bit old try a brand new set of High quality alkalines and see if things start moving then. Quite often the camera may switch on but simply doesn't have enough power to drive the lens. Try the batteries first, you could save a packet.
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