20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


  • To reset turn off the camera and remove the battery. Hold down the power button for 15 seconds then release. Reinsert the battery pack and power on the camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Apr 16, 2014


Nothing you can do it's going to fix it. It's a mechanical problem take it to the manufacturer.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Dec 03, 2013


Replacement of the lens will cost more than the camera is worth. Try these solutions at the following website before deciding to buy a new camera.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Oct 23, 2011


Hello,

To turn ON the flash, you just need to press the Flash button repeatedly until you will see a a lightning icon displayed on your camera's screen.


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Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Oct 20, 2011


Hello Louis,

Sony Cybershot DSC W5 only supports Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO. So, in order to use your micro SD card, you will need to insert your micro SD card to a memory stick adapter like this:


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Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Oct 20, 2011


The display being blank can be due to failure of the LCD or the CCD which is the optical sensor of the camera. So to confirm check the older picture to be seen on the display. Confirm this by checking the card on your PC. If the images/picture is seen to be of good quality, then the LCD can be faulty, fault on the linking cable or the control board.

However if the older images are seen well then the LCD is working correctly and the fault can be failure of the CCD- charge coupled device in the camera. If you have accidently exposed the camera directly to high intensity light / sunlight, then it is possible that it is damaged. Remove the battery and keep the camera aside to reset and try as a last resort. Get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at the authorised service as you do not have to run around for spares.

Please click on the link for tips to replace a LCD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB4x7F5Chow


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Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 27, 2011


Hello,

If you have an exceptional amount of pictures on your camera...This could be a simple problem solver? You need to remove some or all your of your pictures from your camera to create more memory and storage.

You have a couple of options

Save all your pictures to memory card, from the memory card save to your computer in a file or to a USB Flash Drive (Cruzer), or on a CD/DVD disk.

Or, install a new Memory card that has more Storage Capabilities.

You need to check your setting as to how the pictures are viewed and stored, it's possible you have your camera set to auto rotate and also auto set format...change these settings to manual!

Kind regards!

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 12, 2011


You can try your card to another camera or a car reader to see if it works all right then you can know if there is something wrong with your camera or card

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011


I have exactly the same problem - the lense wont retract, then when I turn on the camera there is a beeping noise and the screen says "turn the power off and on again". I can with gentle pressure push the lens back in, but next time I turn it on I get the same reading!!!

I have used this camera extensively, but not significatly dropped it or exposed to sand etc.

Any fix would be appreciated!

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on May 13, 2011


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on May 06, 2011


Flip the switch on the card.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


Did you change the picture quality in the settings? Higher quality pictures take much more memory than low quality.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011


Press cursor-down on the multiselector (marked with a one-handed clock) to cycle through the different self-timer modes. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011


It's busted.
Take it to a dealer for repair.
You may be able to claim this on your Home Contents Insurance.
If it costs too much to repair, hold a little ceremony and send it to a recycling centre for proper burial.
: )
Never drop cameras, expose to sand water (unless waterproof). These will surely break a camera. Always be conscious of your camera to edge of tables or other potentially damaging situations. ALWAYS use straps and safe storage.
I'm sorry it's broke. : (
Regards Robyn

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011

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