Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera ?

Screen asks me to turn off then turn on again so unable to take snaps. can use camera to veiw all proir taken snaps. what do you think?


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Give it e few taps when objective is fully extended...not to hard but not to soft either.
These small digital cameras are very sensitive to the three "D"s Dirt, Drops, & Drips. - They are not sealed against grit or water, and are breakable, they are also amazingly tough if kept clean.
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\015\012Explaination; There has to be a small gap between the case and the lens in order for the tiny electric motor to extend and adjust the lens, dust and sand gets in here, and hair, etc. and jams between the tiny plastic gears and sliding pieces, when they jam, the camera senses something is not right and gives an error message, sometimes just restarting it clears the object, but unfortunately once something gets jammed to the point where it won't work, it is firmly imbedded in a gear or other part and is not likely to just fall out. In dissassembling these, there is usually a little pile of grit that comes out, I have cleaned several, but recommend replacing the lens due to the near impossible task of making sure there is no more grit in the lens, then cleaning out the rest of the insides before reassembly.
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\015\012All this being said, if you can try to keep your camera out of any area where it could collect dust of grit, like pockets and purses, but keep it in a camera bag that closes tight, then put in your pocket or purse, or hang it on your shoulder, it will last much longer. Hope this helps
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