Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera ?

My camera says ACCESS as soon as I turn it on

\015 Turning the power on and off is not working.\015

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Smack it on the right side with something. accually, hit it on something. it works.
You know.... I was not a believer, but I just made it work by hitting it on the side of my coffee table. Dont be discouraged...it took several attempts and progression in strength. Hit it on the side of the camera (not the view screen side or lens/flash side) where "3x optical zoom" is engraved.

I cant believed that worked.......
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