20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Maybe not. You may not be able to recover 100 % but try this. Free SD Card Recovery Software Recovers Deleted Lost Files

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 26, 2017


Means damage to LCD screen. As it does not affect the recorded images, learn to live with it.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 10, 2017


This camera is eleven years old, and is probably worn out

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on May 02, 2017


I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS ACTUALLY WORKED!!! At first, when I tapped the Sony Logo, the camera shut off. But then, suddenly the screen turned on and I realized that it was stuck in the time section of the menu. That's why I couldn't take pictures!

WOW!! Thank you for the incredible cost-saving solution! I was about to plunk down $120 for a repair!

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jun 10, 2016


it is not going to work properly,even if you do get it out,you wont be able to focus it

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jul 03, 2015


try diffrent batteries even the ni-mh batteries go bad after so many charges also make sure you have the batteries in the right way

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


Find this button...... '[]' . Each time you press this (Display/LCD
on/off). Your LCD display in in off mode. Press the button until the screen is on.
Hope this helps

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


No Problem! Press MENU end go to setup, choose initialize to initialize the cam and put all the configs! finish! your problem is over.

Sorry for my english because i'm from Brazil ^^

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Nov 19, 2014


If you don't hear any abnormal noises and the camera simply shuts off, make sure you are using fresh batteries. Some older camera models are sensitive to voltage and amperage drops from batteries that are getting too old. Duracell Quantum batteries should do the trick, and are a good price for the value.

If this does not work, you may have to do some surgery. Inside of the DSC-S40 is a very tiny button cell lithium battery. I'm not sure the exact size and rating, but you may want to try removing this tiny battery and replacing it with a similar or better one. It is soldered on with metal tab power leads. You might want to use a 40 watt soldering iron with a very tiny pin head sized tip when you place the new one in. Do not allow it to heat for more than 3 seconds. when you add your own solder to the new battery, it should only take 1 - 3 seconds for it to bond to the battery halves.

I remember having a friend donate his broken one to me and his did not work. It turned off as soon as you put power through it. What I did was take 2 small 30 gauge wires and temporarily lead them to the broken camera, directly on this button cell battery's terminal. And it worked!

The last thing I could recommend for you is to disassemble the camera more completely and make sure the lens system is not jammed. Although there usually is an on-screen error flashing if any part of the lens system malfunctions.

Good luck! But seriously, look into a new camera. This one is pretty dated. But I do commend you for trying to save it. This is a rare camera to an extent. It uses a pretty decent CCD based image sensor and the sharpness is good in various lighting environments. The video bitrate and resolution are outdated, but the color accuracy seems to be better compared to more modern cheaper cmos based point and shoot cameras.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Apr 24, 2014


Dear Noel,

The possible causes behind this problem would be:

1) SD card might be damaged or damaged directory structure.
2) The Camera won't support the existing SD card and sadly, you'll need to purchase a new one.

Please check with these and most probably, you can easily address the issue.

Thanks,

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Feb 18, 2014


Try some photo recovery software to rescue the files on your digital memory card, here are some for your options.

Photo Recovery (for Windows)
Photo Recovery for Mac

Be careful: Before your pictures are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the card in case the original files(your pictures) are overwritten.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013


If you are using a memory card, take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. This is to reduce the chance of you overwriting some of your "lost" photos. There are many good freeware photo recovery software options that are available to help you recover your photos. This blog article reviews and outlines several of the better ones.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013


on the front of the camera, under the flash, two inches from the lens, hit this spot not hard just firm. Do it with the cam ON so you can see it work. Now if you want to fix it you will need to take it apart

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jun 20, 2013


Set the recording mode to "Burst" as described on page 31 of the DSC-S40 manual: http://www.docs.sony.com/release/DSCS40.pdf

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jun 16, 2013


If the LCD is all white when this occurs it is the LCD that is at fault. Verify this by shooting a couple photos, if the photos look good when viewed on a computer, the CCD is not at fault. The LCD module has had problems with the harness that connects it rubbing againts the metal frame of the camera and causing similar problems. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jun 16, 2013


Luckily, there are many software applications that can help you recover your lost digital photos. Pictures can be recovered because when a photo is deleted from a memory card, the link to the photo is removed, but not the actual data. You can think of it this way: you go to a library and look up a book in the database, but don’t find any information. Maybe the book was new and had not been put into their online system yet, but the physical book is still in the library, you just can’t find it easily.
Photo recovery programs because ignore the link and read all the books in the library and just spit them back out for you. They usually work very well unless some serious damage has been done to your card. One program that I have used, which does an excellent job and is totally free, is ArtPlus Digital Photo Recovery.
The program is only 1MB in size and doesn’t even have to be installed on your computer, it just a single executable file. To recover your photos, first connect the camera to your computer or use a card reader. Download the program and run it.
Go ahead and click Run Digital Photo Recovery at the top. Click Next and choose the drive for your memory card:
digital-photo-recovery.png Next choose the target folder where you want to save the recovered photos:
recover-photos.png Finally, go ahead and click Start to begin the process. Depending on the size of your memory card and your computer’s speed, the process can be anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. Either way, I’m sure the waiting time will be worth it!
photo-recovery.png I’ve tested the program by simply deleting all the photos off of my memory card (of course I saved them first) and running the program to see what it could recover. I was quite impressed with how well it worked! I was able to get back more than 90% of my photos. The other 10% were a little messed up and some were just empty files, but most came out perfect! Give it a shot and hopefully it works!

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Feb 12, 2013

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