Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?
Sony DSC-S500 My camera is 10 months old. It's been working perfectly up until today.
When I turn it on the lens closes. When I turn it off the lens opens. When I can get the lens to open half way as soon as I push the zoom button it closes. It's kind of like the lens is stuck.
I've tried replacing batteries, I wasn't sure what else to do.
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