Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-W17 Digital Camera ?

When I turn on my sony cybershot dsc w17 it tells me to turn the power off and on again. When I do so I get the same message again. All I can do is view past photos, but can't take any new ones. The instruction manual suggests there could be a problem with the lens. Is there anything I could try?

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OK you are probably going to think I am loony giving you this advise But No I am completely sane!

Get a can of compressed air OR acces to a compressor at your local garage Get them to fit the triggered air blower tool to it.

Blow around the lens in all the extension joins the firmly slap it in the palm of you hand with the side of the camera making contact with you palm. Do the procedure two or 3 times and inbetween the slaps turn it on to activate the lens mechanism. I have now fixed about 80 of these cameras with this method. I obtained the fix from Sony who charge $90 to do exactly the same. Keep at it as it will eventually work. One tip, make sure the battery is charged before you do this.

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