20 Most Recent Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


It is very hard to find the repair manual. Have you got it ? I repaired my old FD-75 just by open it and disassembly the shutter button swith, cleaned and re-assembled. It works after more than a year without use.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on May 12, 2014


dont give up - i am expecting a call from my daughter was the first to experirnce the format problem, she fixed it but i cant seem to get it formatted myself. i will let you know what the problems are asap

Sony Mavica... | Answered on May 12, 2014


It's the floppy drive in the camera. It needs to be replaced. Use can check sites like eBay for the disk drive to get some idea of prices.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009


New discs (memory cards) need to be formatted in the camera to work properly.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009


f2.8 - 5.4 is better keeping everything else same. This is because f2.8 means a higher aperture size. This means you can increase the shutter speed to get the same level of exposure as a f3.3. So ur images will be less blurry theoretically at lower lights. but then other factors also would influce such as teh quality fo lens and more importantly optical image stabilizer.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Aug 31, 2009


This means the the floppy disk drive has dirty the reader/recorder heads, or the heads are misaligned, or the floppy has a mechanical problem during the reading process.

You can start in blowing compressed air inside the floppy disk.

If it does not work, then the floppy drive will need to be serviced or replaced.

Best regards,

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Jul 25, 2009


This means the the floppy disk drive has dirty the reader/recorder heads, or the heads are misaligned, or the floppy has a mechanical problem during the reading process.

You can start in blowing compressed air inside the floppy disk.

If it does not work, then the floppy drive will need to be serviced or replaced.

Best regards,

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Jul 25, 2009


This is a CCD sensor problem and should be replaced. Try to have it done free of charge by Sony even though your camera is an old model because CCD sensor should last 10 years +.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Sep 10, 2008


The Camera - this is an early low rez., device not a patch on what can be obtained now.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Sep 13, 2007


This is an early floppy drive model yes? Drive error could refer to corrupt floppy disc or a failure of the drive. Check the disc angle first - new disk formatted to camera. If it is not that - then buy another camera A repair I guess will not be an option -but checkout Sony first.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Sep 13, 2007


This is an early floppy drive model yes? Drive error could refer to corrupt floppy disc or a failure of the drive. Check the disc angle first - new disk formatted to camera. If it is not that - then buy another camera A repair I guess will not be an option -but checkout Sony first.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Sep 13, 2007


I'm guessing, cause i own a F505 and not a FD73......but, I dont even see a use for the F505 "standard" quality setting. It will stay on "FINE" quality always. I've got a HP 882c and it prints just fine. I use HP premium photo paper and the printer setting BEST. Are you using photo paper? Regular paper will bleed the colors around. Take some pictures on FINE and print them out on photo paper w/ printer BEST and compare.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Sep 11, 2005


You can download the latest Sony driver here. Since the camera is over a decade old it's unlikely Sony or anybody else will be writing new drivers for it.

Sony Mavica... | Answered on Apr 17, 2012

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