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'Access' screen? Everytime I switch my camera on, a black screen with 'Access' on it comes up and the camera then switches off. This only happens when it is in the taking photos or recording videos modes, and not in the playback mode. Can anyone help?

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  • Nikki Jones Jun 15, 2006

    Can you tell me how to do a firmware update?
    I haven't had the camera long and I'm not very good with it!

    Thank you! :)

  • Nikki Jones Aug 09, 2006

    I did everything I could to try and sort out the problem with the camera, in the end I took it back to the shop and they gave me my money back. They also refunded the memory card that I bought with the camera, even though there was nothing wrong with it :)

    Thanks for the help, much appreciated :)

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    when the camera is turned on to the taking photo mode it goes black says "access" and turns off



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The (Access) in the screen refer to one of this problem, the lens mechanism is unable to start due to plastic broken parts in it or dust, or battery poor power, use a rechargeable battery over 1200 uAh of power

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Bad quality batteries. Use rechargeable or some good batteries and it's gonna work

Posted on Apr 04, 2010


Access screen huh? i hav had that sometimes, and to solve it, all i do is take the batteries out n recharge them (they r rechargeable). after it has finished recharging, i put the batteries back n press the power button. the camera turns on n is fine.
hope this helps anyone wit this kind of problem.

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Common problem with this model. sorry. An interesting thing, is that the Access screen should be displayed when updating the camera's firmware. Maybe a firmware update would be able to wake the camera out of this mode? Would you try it and let me know? post again if you can't figure how to do the firmware update. Good luck ;]

Posted on Jun 15, 2006

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    yoav kleinfeld Jun 18, 2006

    It appears that there is no firmware available for this model on the sony site. There are 2 other things you could try doing:

    1. connect the camera to the computer- this might shake the camera out of the access mode.

    2. reset it. either by the manner specified in the manual or by taking out all batteries(including the internal button battery for memory purposes if available) for a few hours and reinserting them. you could try both reset procedures.

    I hope this helps... otherwise call up sony and try to get some info regarding this problem out of them. let us know if you find something out since other users might run into this problem and could benefit from your experience.

    Good luck again.


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