Top 20 Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T3 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

This is not 20 months, this is over eight years

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Your LCD is dead! Get it replaced (check the price first).

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SORRY did you replace the batteries .

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During power on cycle,lens mechanism resets and move outward.If lens get any
external obstruction on it's path of moving outward,it can't position to pre-defined
place and an error signal is detected by camera system and further movement is stopped
with a error display "Turn the power off and on again".Please read my blog

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I have new LCD panels starting at $29.99 for your camera. I also can repair the camera for you with fast turn around times. Just let us know.

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Error code E:61:10 means Zoom operations fault .

Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for 10 minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.If this does not work then try the compressed air. With a fine tip blow off the gun, and dry compressed air set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around a the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function as fine.

Secondly give a gentle tap on the sides of the camera and then switch on your camera, you will not get this error message as the internal mechanism which is stuck and causing this problem gets working properly.

Hope this helps.


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Yes, your camera was recalled. Contact Sony for further instructions.

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This is common problem of ccd imager chip failure in DSC-T3 camera, ccd imager chip replacement will fix this problem and you will get correct live view image in camera mode.
Please check with local camera repair shop for ccd image chip replacement as it is not user level repair and camera will take apart in detail.

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Try to use a different setting like a bright light setting to see if the apeture is closed down further and brings back focus.
the problem is the auto focus which can be going stray and is not setting right.So take time to shoot with the shutter button down to half to allow it to focus and then once the indication of the focus has confirmed to click.
If not contact Sony service for help.

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Do you have it set for closeups? Mine has one and it's placement made it easy to hit by accident just pulling it out of the case,

So I shoot all the beautiful pictures, including mule deer, in the wenatchee state forest in the mountain range onyl to find out, when I got home and saw them on a larger screen they appeared blurry and smudged.

How far is the image from you? Try a closeup on a flower, if it clears up you know it's switched.

Otherwise clean the lense with a lens kit.

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You have to get it serviced coz, there are chances that the flash bulb has gone or loose connection...

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I'm afraid your camera is affected by the well known Sony CCD sensor problem - a large number of CCD chips manufactured by Sony between 2002 and 2004 were prone to early failure, due to some problem in the manufacturing process.
Sony offered free repair of the affected products (which seem to include your camera), but this offer seems to have ended in 2007. You could of course still call Sony's customer service and ask if the offer has been prolonged.

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Try resetting the Camera.
press the reset button when the camera is turned ON. the button is located on the right bottom end of the front panel. just below the control button.

If issue is not resolved yet, remove the battery and then, press and hold the power button for 15 seconds.

This should resolve the issue.

Good luck........

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This is a problem known to Sony. They had a recall on the T3 because of it. They extended the recall, however, the extension ended in about March of '08. Some recall - You had to stumble on it at their web site to know about it!
I got my T3 repaired in May of '08, but had to pay shipping both ways to Laredo, the nearest Sony repair place. They insisted on insurance, so it cost almost as much as their flat fee repair of $121.
They fixed the camera, but it didn't focus as well after that. I didn't realize that 'til after their 30-day repair warranty period was up.
Here's their email, if you want to wrestle with them:
Recently I began getting "Turn power off and on again" message. It's a common problem, but again, Sony offered no suggestions. They basically wanted $121 to fix it.
The FixYa site helped me "fix" it by flipping the lens cover open (down) with my finger when turning it on.
I am not buying any more Sony cameras, and will probably sell this one with a disclaimer. There are too many trouble-free high-spec cameras around to fool with Sony-baloney. They've gone too far downhill.
I'll probably get a Canon S90. It's almost the same size as the T3 and much higher-spec.
Hope this helps!

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I don't know if this is a common fault but the same thing happened to me. Due to the design of the flash unit, only the whole thing can be replaced even if it is a simple repair like the bulb has gone (another con from Sony!). I tired several camera repair shops including Sony and it worked out more cost effecitve to purchase a new camera rather than to get my T3 repaired. I just continued to use the camera without the flash and it worked well enough for that. IMPORTANT NOTE: depending when your one was manufactured, it is not worth spending any money on it in case it develops the well known CCD sensor problem that affects the LCD display. See the link below for more information. It happened to mine just this month and being Sony, unlike the other companies affected, are no longer repairing them for free despite acknowledging there was a fault in the manufacturing of them. Check out: for more information.

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Look at the menu in your digital camera and see if you can spot a reset. If there is a reset push it and it will take you back to the factory settings.

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try these:-
  • connect it to pc and on it
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • shake it.
  • on and off in different positions

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you mini lcd screen is having troubles.. it will soon out of a technician as this is a mechanical problem

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