Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera ?

Camera lens keeps opening and closing and message says " turn the power off and on again".


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I followed the other people's suggestions with the compressed air and shaking the camera. I also, turned the lens a little to the left and the camera works perfectly. Thanks, again for everyones help.
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