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Old Jul 17, 2005, 5:47 AM   #1
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Hi

Ihave problem with my sony dsc-p92. when i power it on, thelens opens and closes continuously. It happens several times and then a message appears on the LCD " Turn the power off and on again". but it doesn't solve the problem.

Can anyone help me about this ?

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Old Jul 18, 2005, 4:05 AM   #2
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Does the lens extend and retract fully each time or does it try to extend and click?
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 11:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

I think the lens extend and retract fully each time.

You can see it in the attached video file.
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 10:38 PM   #4
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OK, I'm not sure how familiar you are with the lens and gear assembly of that camera, but there is a slide switch which is moved by a lever activated by the lens gears. This slide switch tells the camera how far to open the lens when it powers on, it also tells the camera when the lens is closed and at full telephoto. When the lens is closed, the lever moves the slide switch to the bottom position, when the lens is open and not zoomed, the lever moves theslide switch about 3/4 of the way up and when the lens is in full telephoto, the lever moves the slide switch all the way to the top position.

If the lever is out of calibration, the slide switch will not be in the correct spot for the lens position. In order to fix your problem, you would have to disassemble the entire gear assembly and position the lever to be in the bottom position when the lens is closed and top position when the lens is fully zoomed.

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Old Jul 21, 2005, 2:18 AM   #5
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Does the spiral gear get stripped sometimes or does the adjustment usually work?
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 1:52 PM   #6
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OK so the spiral is metal so disregard the above post.

I have a P72 that grinds and the lens wont come out, and I couldnt see anything obviously wrong. What should I be looking at?

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Old Jul 22, 2005, 10:17 PM   #7
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If the lens isn't damaged, you probably just need to replace the lens gears which are under the black cover wherethe red writing is in the first pic. The teeth of the gears break very easily on the P72/P92 cameras. Let me know if you need any gears, I have a bunch...
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 1:07 PM   #8
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Hi,

is it possible for you to send me two gears for the p92? It is the first and the second gear on the lens-motor. You can see it on the picture.

Please contact me per e-mail.

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Old Dec 15, 2005, 9:35 PM   #9
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I was hoping you could let me know how to take out the screws that connect the metal plate to the circuit board. Those screws seem very hard to take out and are preventing me from getting the gear assembly out to realign it. Thanx in advance
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Old Apr 7, 2007, 5:29 PM   #10
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I noticed that you had gears for the DSC-P92. I had the 8 tooth pinion on the longer gear set shed teeth right at the beginning of a holiday trip.

Are the gears still available?
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