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My Sony DSC H2 has almost 05 years of very light use. Suddenly it got a problem: it does not focus (very unfocused image - it does not move) and when you try to turn it off the lens moves backward and forward three times until it stops completely... Maybe something is locking the lens? CCD problem?? Please help me...



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Hi,
This is problem with lens mechanism, most probably lens mechanism misaligned or some thing broke inside. Solution is to replace lens assembly in your Sony DSC-H2 camera.
Let me know if you need part number info of lens assembly. Camera will take apart to get replace lens assembly so its a job of technician, novice can cause more damage to camera.
Thanks.
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