20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera - Page 2 Questions & Answers


There is a simple solution which may work temporarily - I am using it regularly: Hold the camera and, with the camera on, use your thumb to push simultaneously all four arrow buttons and the center button. If you are lucky, the screen will now work normally. You may have to switch off the timer or the flash depending on how the camera interpreted your 5-button push.

Alternatively, for (I suppose) a more permanent fix there is a YouTube video demonstrating how to take the camera apart, clean a ribbon connector, and remove two tabs from the front cover. You can find it here: http://www.diytrailcams.com/?forum=236367

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Dec 07, 2012


easy! charge the battery.With power off,whack the base of the camera against the palm of your hand four or five times.wait five minutes,turn camera on and whack the side of the camera nearest the lens against the palm of your hand.then whack the base again and the lens should pop out.Worked for me!!!

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Nov 08, 2012


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 cataloging program such as Picasa.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Nov 05, 2012


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 cataloging program such as Picasa.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Nov 05, 2012


go here

http://www.fixya.com/support/t228735-bright_white_screen

make sure you read to the bottom, where the solution is!

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 22, 2012


Hitting the Cyber Shot logo on the front really works - ye legends!!!

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 07, 2012


I fixed the camera myself as follows:

1. Hold camera firmly in left hand
2. Smartly rap front of camera with knuckles of right hand on the "Cyber-shot" logo.

It worked, now the LCD is working again for free.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jul 24, 2012


Press MENU. Select the toolbox icon. Select the toolbox-2 icon. Select "Clock Set."

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jun 04, 2012


hiare you sure the lens cover in open
check with computer as webcam if its ok problem turn to your lens and need to check by an expert set it to factory default

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Feb 16, 2012


From camerahacker.com:
1. Hold camera firmly in left hand.
2. Smartly rap front of camera with knuckles of right hand on the "Cyber-shot" logo.
Worked for me :)
// Maxim

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jan 17, 2012


First and most obvious is make sure the lens cap is off. Second try pressing the display button onyxfl98.pnga few times to adjust the lcd backlight. If you still have not display make sure the batteries are charged and installed properly and that there are no video output cables connected to the camera. If all else fails you can factory reset the camera by holding all 3 of the main buttons on the back of the camera (display, menu, image size) while you turn on the camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Oct 25, 2011


There's obviously been a change in design from, let me guess, the Mark 1 card and the Mark 2.
On the section in the instruction booklet about cards suitable for your camera it will state which cards the camera will "support" - if the mark 2 isn't listed thats the problem.
I don't know the age of this camera but if you want more photo capacity on one card it may be best to sell these items off - plenty of free advert websites you can put them on - and get something new which will support cards which now get up to 16gb capacity very cheaply.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011


Hi, You will need to change the setting in the menu to normal picture. You have to play with it to get the right setting. Good luck.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011


Hello! Welcome to FixYa!
Error E:91:01 is usually comes in Sony Cyber Shot Cameras
To solve this first of all Turn OFF the camera and Remove the battery or the power supply. Now turn the switch to camera for about 30 sec and Turn the switch to OFF. Now Install the battery or power supply and turn the switch to memory. Open the LCD cover and press the RESET button ( small inner button ).You will be prompt to adjust date/time. Set it and now take some pictures.
I hope error will not come but if you still face it then best option is to take it back where you purchased it or contact Sony service center about the error code.They will surely solve it.

I hope this solution helps you.
Thank you for using FixYa, Keep Visiting!

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


cheap **** batteries wont work.........lol
trust me get expensive rechargeable ones.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 10, 2011


The non functioning of the camera can be a fault in the shutter, zoom or auto focus sections and may be due to the failure of the Main control system or the drive. A simple was is to reset and we can try by removing the battery and card for some time. Now replace only the battery and while switching power ON, tap the lens hood on the palm of your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. Unless you are familiar with handling of small devices must the camera be opened. If so check the voltage on the motor drive, check the auto focus and Zoom drives, it must be free with manual movement. If jammed the motor can be removed and released. If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre.
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.

Thank You for using Fixya

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011


If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset.
If the issue is still unresolved, service may be required.

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

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