Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera ?

When I turn the camera on, the lens keeps going in and out...

\015 When I turn my camera on the lens keeps moving in and out and the screen says "access" and than says turn off... I dropped it once and it hasnt worked since....Wondering if there was any solutions to try before I go out and buy a new camera\015

Answers :

When you drop your camera two things may happen.
\015\0121- Some mechanical part of the lense mechanism may have been damaged or broken. You would have to open the lense and check for broken parts, damage parts disconected cable. It is not advisable for most people to open the lense and put it back together. You would most likely make it worse.
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\015\012It usually cost more to fix it than, if you invest in new camera.
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\015\0122- If some dirt somehow got on the side of the lense, they may cause your lense not to open 100% when you turn it on or retract 100% when you turn it off. I had the same problem with my sony cyber-shot DSC-w7 which is very much similiar to yours. Here is what I did and my camera is working fine ever since.
\015\012I cleaned around the lense.
\015\012While I turned the camera off, I pressed the lense in (up and down and turning motions) Not too hard for a few times untill the lense retracted over 90% of the normal.
\015\012I then push the lense a little harder so that the lense was 100% retracted.
\015\012After I turn it on and off a few times, the lense opened and closed as it does normally.
\015\012If you try this, it should get fixed if it is fixible.
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\015\012If it was not fixed and you decided to buy a new one and you intend to trash it. Give it to someone like me who loves to open up and mess it up or sometime fix it.
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\015\012Good LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(((SLAM IT))) I read on HERE (but can't find the exact link anymore) several others suggest slam the camera on it's side and VOILA, mine is WORKING AGAIN!!! YAY!!! I banged it on my coffee table....\015\[email protected]
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