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Sony DSC-W80 message for use with compatible battery only

I turn on the camera and after a few seconds, it tells me "For use with compatible battery only" and turns off right away.

The strange thing is that the battery IS compatible with the camera--it was the same one that it came with! I've tried a brand new battery also.


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please remove the battery while pressing and holding the power button for 1 min. plase make sure that the battery supplied for yer camera is an NPBG1 original sony battery.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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e:62:12 keeps flashing on my camera

I dont have a DSC-W80, I have a DSC-W90...I don't know if that makes a difference or anything.
Well anyway, my problem is, on the screen of my camera E:62:12 keeps flashing. It's annoying and it won't go away. I tried everything. Resetting everything. It's still there. I don't know what it means.
Has anyone else had this problem? Please help.

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We had the same problem, Sony DSC W80 with the code E 62:12 flashing on the upper right side of the LCD screen. The camera was rotating the photos by 90-degrees. After reading that E 62 was related to the steady shot function, I figured it may be a stuck potentiometer in the camera (it has little sensors that tell the camera what it's orientation is, I guessed one of them was stuck from a "light" fall earlier in the day, while the camera was in the case). I firmly banged the camera in the palm of my hand 3 times on 2 sides... The problem's gone and the pictures are no longer rotating.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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Sony Cyber DSc W80 - Stopeed working

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My daughter has the above camera and it has recently started playing up. You siwtch it on the lens tries to focus and you are unable to take picture. The rear screen just sats Cybershot. The menu button does not work either. After a minute it says turn the power off and on again. We have tried a different memory card and battery. Plus also your post of a gentle pull and twist all to no avail. An ideas? The camera is about a year old
Many thanks!

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DSC W80 - Turn the power off and on again

I am having DSC W80. Suddenly it started showing "turn the power off and on again" when ever I switched it on. But i can able to see the pics already stored... can anyone pls help me in this regard...
rajasubbiah@gmail.com

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Hi every one i have Sony CyberShot DSC-P41 and it was display the same Message i read that this message means the lens mecanism get stock so i shake the camera but nothing happens but when i getting prepared to un-assembly the camera it fall down out of my hands and wen i take it again it was fix, so you just have to hit or shake the camera a little bit hard.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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How do I get the

How do I get the date/time stamp to show up on the picture file on my cyber shot DSC W80. Help!! Thanks Darren

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The date stamp will only work when the camera's resolution is set to postcard mode. Press Func/set, scroll down to the bottom, then across to the icon with the clock and mountain. It will say "postcard". Press Func/set again. Then press Menu, scroll down to "Date stamp" and across to select date or date and time, then press menu again

Posted on Dec 15, 2010

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DSC W80 Black Display and Black Photos

The camera turns on fine, but the display is pure black. Then when I try taking photos, they turn out black. I go to the "view photos" screen and the older ones I can see fine, but the ones that I took after later, with the black display, are just black.

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Ok. My wife's Camera JUST did the same thing and I was able to fix it. Go to the camera settings / main settings and then choose initialize. This brings the camera back to factory default settings. It worked for her camera, hope it works for you.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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Sony Cyber -Shot

I have a Sony cyber -shot dsc w 80 when i turn it on the screen is black the lens goes in and out on its own .The display says turn the power on and off again, which i do but it remains the same. Help

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try gently pulling and twisting the end of the lense and i mean gentle dont pull till it pops than switch it off and on again and you problem should be solved

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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no picture on screen

my cyber shot does not show anything on the screen when i turn it on. all i see is black. what is the problem

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mine has been doing the same.   try pressing the DISP button (it's the up button).
otherwise it may be one of the models that has the defect. Sony Support Website

Posted on May 11, 2008

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reinsert memory stick

Everytime I try to recover my pictures from my one memory stick, my camera tells me to reinsert memory stick and C:13:01 keeps flashing. Any suggestions?

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contacts of the memory stick clean it

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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Digital cam as webcam

Can i use Sony DSC-W80 as web cam? If yes then whats the procedure to use it wid the laptop ( i dont have input/output slots in my laptop)?

And if no then whats the best option among Sony digital cams to be used as web cam?

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step 1 Check the manual of your digital camera to see if it can be used as a webcam. Many digital cameras have this functionality and even come with webcam software. If your camera didn't come with webcam software, use a third party web cam application such as SarmSoft WebCam. Find SarmSoft WebCam at ShareUp.com.
Step 2 Plug your digital camera's power adapter into the camera. Some won't function as a webcam unless they are plugged into A/C power. Even if your digital camera functions as a webcam while on batteries, A/C power saves your batteries and prevents your camera from shutting off in the middle of a broadcast.
Step 3 Connect a video cable into your digital camera's video "out" port. Your camera likely came with a cable made for connecting it to a to a video source. Plug the other end of the video cable into your video card's video "in" port.
Step 4 Set up your camera as close to your monitor as possible. This allows better face to face communication.
Step 5 Position yourself about 2 to 3 feet away from your digital camera. Most digital camera's focus best at this distance when used as a webcam.
Step 6 Use a separate microphone if your digital camera doesn't transmit sound when used as a webcam. Plug the microphone into the microphone jack of your sound card

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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