20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P150 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


I have found that the installed web cams on most units are inferior and a external USB cam has better quality in sound and picture and are very cheap and can be pointed in any direction and even used to copy photos your screen or documents , so if you are a frequent cam user buy your self a USE cam for $50 or less

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Oct 28, 2017


Charge the battery with the correct charger.
If the camera does not work after charging then the camera is faulty.
It maybe cheaper to get a new camera than repairing the Sony Cyber.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Apr 18, 2013


Hello....This will be short and sweet....Check to see if the battery is charged and installed properly...I had this troblem with My FujiFilm camera...In my camera...you can install the battery backwards and it will not work...so check the battery charge and installation first....Let me know what happens......I hope this was helpful......PEACE......

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


It will need a zoom lens which puts this unit beyond repair. time to buy another.

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


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Nov 26, 2010


Copy and paste this address into your browser to download what you need. http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DSCP150&LOC=3

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010


The battery you've been using might have ran out. Try replacing the batteries with a new ones. Also, try connecting it to your computer using the USB cable and turn it on from there.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010


A cracked screen will cost you, but maybe not as much as you think. Instead of replacing the whole , you can spend about $300 and replace the screen yourself. All you need is a small screwdriver.

1)Turn off the power to your screen and unplug all cables connected to it.
2)Remove the battery, if one is installed.
3)Locate the covered screws around the cracked screen. Remove the rubber/plastic covers, then unscrew the screws.
4)Gently remove the plastic frame around the cracked screen and set it aside.
5)Disconnect any power cords or cables going into the LCD screen.
6)Remove the cracked screen and slide the new screen into place. Replace any tape or plastic fasteners that hold it in place.
7)Reconnect all internal cords to the screen.
8)Screw in the frame and replace all the screw covers.
9)Reconnect the power supply and all external cables to the LCD screen and switch it on.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 31, 2009


mite have fallen down from a height better take to service center

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jun 30, 2009


Camera: DSC-P150 Sony Cybershot 7.2 Megapixel

Problem: Camera wont turn off. It turns right back on a few seconds after I hit the power switch. The camera intermittently turns on by itself.

Solution:
I recently experienced the exact same problem. The solution is to remove the battery, and fully disassemble the camera. Start with a clean desk or table top. Have a tray ready to hold your screws they are very tiny. Do not loose them stores do not sell replacements. Your best luck to find replacement screws would be ebay. Have a good lighting these small detailed parts strain your eyes. Remove the 7 small silver Phillips head screws on the outside of the case. Separate the case carefully, and partially with your finger nails. Unplug the small electrical connector with 2 wires work it slowly back and forth with a small flat head screwdriver then gently pull on both wires. Slowly separate the case a little further so you can see what else needs to be unplugged. Proceed to remove the LCD screen and remaining screws. disconnect all of the tape style electrical connectors by gently twisting and pulling along the two outer tabs with a small flat head screwdriver. Work the connectors little by little back and forth with the screwdriver. Be patient and do not force anything or else it will break. If you get frustrated set the camera down and take a break for a while. Caution stay away from the flash area. This is the Shock Zone Danger! I repeat Danger! There is a battery looking thing probably a capacitor located near the flash. If you touch the contacts or tape connector on the contact side with the screwdriver or your fingers it will shock your pretty good. It is pretty hard to avoid especially because this connector also needs to be unplugged. Remove the camera into two halves.The trick to removing the connectors with no tabs on the sides is to flip up the black tab with your finger nail and pull the wire tape out with your fingers. Completely remove the circuit board from the camera. With an old, clean, soft tooth brush, and 91% Isopropyl alcohol scrub the circuit board clean so it is shiny new. Be sure to clean all of the connectors male and female as well as the wire tape contacts. Flip up those black plastic connector locks and clean those terminals. Corrosion build up from the moisture or water exposure caused this condition where the camera turns on a few seconds after you turn it off. Your goal is to remove all of that white, powdery, flaky looking corrosion. You may have to look closely but its there. After you have fully detailed and inspected your circuit board allow some time for these parts to dry. Use a can of compressed air to speed the drying time, and remove dust from other hard to reach areas. Use q-tips to clean the lens and view finder etc. Do not soak anything in the alcohol only apply a light amount to the soft bristled tooth brush and q-tip. Reassemble the camera very carefully in the reverse order. Be sure to put all of the screws back in there correct locations. There are only two screw sizes that you will be removing small silver ones and a little bit bigger black ones. Leave the black lens and motor assembly alone. After doing this my camera is 100% fixed. I hope this helps everyone out there resolve this issue. If you follow these directions and it works for you too please email me your results to [email protected] Good luck to all.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on May 05, 2009


Usually the grain is from the Film Speed Setting. Try using ISO 200 film speed.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Dec 20, 2008


Hey i found this site that is great on how to change a LCD for the camera

http://digitalcamerarepair.googlepages.com

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 04, 2008

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