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This camera does not need software to transfer images or music, try the method listed at Sony website, if that does not work , there may be something wrong with the Operative System.

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I took the battery out for 30 seconds and then everything was ok.
Thanks.

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Lexmark does not distribute replacement install disk for all models.

Contact Lexmark here, to see if the disk for your printer is available.

If you do not have the disk you must download the software from Internet, follow instructions below,

Click here:Official Lexmark Drivers and Software

A web page will open, follow instructions, select model, select operative system etc., and click on download .
Chose to download the file in my documents when asked.
After downloading, find the file,double click on the file ,then if you get in troubles, follow the instructions below to reset and reinstall drivers:

  • Unplug printer USB.
  • Go to control panel >> installed printers in Windows and remove (delete ) any installed printer from printer list.
  • Download driver from website, or use the disk and run the install file.
  • Follow driver installation wizard.
  • Plug back printer when prompted from installation wizard.
Note:some printerdoes not work on Vista, if you do not find any driver download for Vista on your model page, that means your model is not Vista compatible.

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i have cd u can pm me kashif4super@yahoo.com i will mail u soft.

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heres a link to your cybershot handbook

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/DSCW150_handbook.pdf

sorry, but on pg 26 under using the W/T zoom it says that "you cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie"...

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heres a link for your cybershot handbook

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/DSCW150_handbook.pdf

check page 117 for troubleshooting the flash

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here's a link for your OM and other stuff pertaining to your camera


http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DSCW170&LOC=3

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have u seen those pics on PC are there horiz lines as well then my friend call Sony immidiately it is

BAD CCD problem

They will repair it free of charge just call them and tell them abt it it is a manufac fault , insist even if u are not on list bcoz not all models are on list PLS RATE ME FIXYA for help

see link

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

sony support in US

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-news.pl?mdl=DSCW170&LOC=3

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try this link...if removing the batteries as directed on the link dosen't work , you may have to follow instructions on resetting your camera there is a link for this on that page...

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C91134&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KNOWLEDGEARTICLES_1_1&dialogID=87750567&stateId=0%200%2087754787

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Your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170 came with a cord that had a little flat plug on one end and three separate plugs on the other end.  The single plug goes into the bottom of your camera.  The end that has three plugs has

(1) USB
(2) video output
(3) audio output

(2 and 3 are for hooking up to your TV)

If you connect the USB end to your PC and the single, flat plug into your camera, this acts as the USB cable.  There is no USB plug on the camera (for just a USB cord).

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Remove the baterry and then insert it it will work.

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I agree that the camera needs to be sent back when this happens.  I have seen people suggest pulling on the lens (a bad idea) and smacking the camera / rapping it upon something (an even worse idea).  Not only will these options often fail to work, they will damage your camera further and void your warranty (leaving you stuck with a broken camera).  If you find a fault in this (or any) camera, DO NOT HESITATE to either send it back or demand a refund in full.  The lens sticking IS A FAULT IN THE CAMERA, not something the consumer should have to fix on their own.

Also, for the record, if Solution #1 (posted by "geragodina") is really a copy/paste of a LiveAssist Chat, please be aware that "Patrick" was not an actual person, it was an AI chatbot (if you need proof, try visiting jabberwacky[dot]com).  I have been writing AIML for various chatbots for years, and am amazed that this site charges for "Live" Assist Chat when they are using scripted chatbots.  Save your money and ask real people.  Remember, chatbots are only as smart as the people who program them.

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try this link...if removing the batteries as directed dosen't work, you may have to reset the camera by taking out the battery and holding the power button for 30 secs, replace battery and restart....if that doesnt work, you will have to send to sony for service....good luck

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C91134&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KNOWLEDGEARTICLES_1_1&dialogID=87750567&stateId=0%200%2087754787

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Go to control panel, add remove programs and delete photo slideshow software.

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Date can only be printed on photo when it will be printed through Picbridge option on digital printer.

When camera hooked with PC via usb, there are options of mass storage and Picbridge and can be selected by pressing menu button.

In Picbridge printing procedure camera hooked directly with digital printer and printer asks for date printing settings.

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Sounds like the same stuck zoom lens gear problem I had with the W-100.  Turn it top down and give it a sharp, not-too-hard ray on a rug or a soft covered book.  Good luck.

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This issue often is related to lighting, subjects in the foreground, and the lack of optimal settings when using the Easy / Auto function.

First, you should look at subject matter.  If you have the camera set to Easy / Auto, it will focus for you.  This is good if the subject of the photo is the only thing (or the nearest thing) in the frame, however if there is anything else closer to the camera, it will assume that the nearest object is the one being photographed, and will adjust accordingly.  Although it may be something large such as a chair, sofa, table or even a houseplant, it may also be focusing on something as small as a child's toy.  If you must use the Easy / Auto function when photographing your children, make sure that your children are the only (or the closest) subjects in the photo, and the camera ought to set the focus on them.

The second issue is lighting.  Even when using the easiest settings on this camera, you still must make sure that the lighting and flash are optimal.  The flash, for instance, can be set to three different intensities, as not all situations require the same amount of additional light.  Make sure that if photographing indoors, you have either a decent amount of lighting, or the flash set to add the appropriate amount of additional light.  If the area photographed is too dark / bright, the camera (when set to the easiest settings, without any additional specifications from the user) will have difficulty finding (or choosing) the main subject of the photograph.  This is why you will occasionally see multiple little green squares, when it looks (to you) as though your children ought to be the primary --and only-- focus of the photo.  In simple terms, the camera is confused, and will choose what stands out as the main subject.

Remember that although this camera is technically of the point-and-click variety, one of the things that makes it stand out as a digital camera is the ability to adjust the settings as the situation dictates.  I suggest learning what each of the camera settings are used for (it seems daunting at first, but I assure you that it isn't as difficult as it first appears to be... remember, this camera is technically for those who have little-to-no experience with photogrpahy) and applying the available settings to the photos you take.  I am able to turn on my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W170, adjust the settings to the situation, and photograph my children in less than two seconds more than it would take to turn it on and set it to Auto.  I have taken photos with this camera that have come out beautifully enough to print at the actual stated 8"x10" size (which is rare for a point-and-click), by adjusting only the ISO and flash (and nothing more) to accomodate the setting.

If you are looking for strictly a point-and-click camera that you do not need to set anything on (essentially the digital version of a quality 35mm disposable camera), there are some excellent ones on the market today.  I would reccommend the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W170 to those who are looking for a camera that is slightly above "beginner" level (though well below "expert" level) cameras.  My husband purchased this for me as a birthday gift, to have on hand for quick photo-taking (quicker than setting up a tripod and adjusting my primary camera) while out and about with our children.  

I have been able to take some very beautiful photos with this camera (three outdoor photos were nice enough to sell), however I have only made use of the Easy / Auto settings a few times, while playing with the settings after first receiving the camera.  There are other beginner-level point-and-click cameras that, in my opinion, take far better digital photos than photos taken using the Easy / Auto functions of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W170.

This camera was designed for consumers who make use of the various settings, to ensure an optimal photographic experience (much like the difference between a professional photographer's 35mm camera and a basic 35mm camera).  For this reason, anyone looking for a camera that is an easy, simple point-and-click (i.e. you turn it on, take the photos, and that's it), I would suggest shopping around for a simpler camera.  There are many excellent ones that are designed to be quick and easy, and take good quality photos, without needing to adjust anything.

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you have to take out battery from camera and charge it in battery charger that included in camera box.then power it on connect camera with pc by using cable then insert cd in pc cd rom and install soft&drivers.

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