Top 20 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

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

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

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

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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

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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,

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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