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Sony camera turning itself off...

My Sony camera has started turning itself off. when i press the on button, the lense extends and then it turns off, while the lense still out. If i press on again, the lense goes back in. Its like its got the on and off the wrong way round! The camera works okay in the other modes, so I can copy and view pictures etc, but now I can't take any new pictures because I can't get the lense out and the camera on at the same time. Any help much appreciated. Thanks

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  • donnadski Nov 14, 2007

    I have the same exact problem with my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P93. Any luck resolving yours?

  • ambergriebel Nov 16, 2007

    I have the same exact problem. The lens going in and out and off and on and everything is backwards exactly like explained above. I like this camera and wanna keep it, plus I'm broke and can't get a new one. Please tell us how to fix this problem!

  • ambergriebel Nov 16, 2007

    Same problem as above. Tried putting in new batteries. It will take maybe 2 pics at best before the battery juice gets sucked dry and I'm back with the same original problem. Please help asap!

  • maryn Dec 23, 2007

    I have the same problem, too. I switched out the batteries & it didn't help.

  • mimidoug Jun 29, 2008

    Even if I put in fresh batteries it will work for about 5 sessions, then back to square 1. There has to be a better solution!? Is this a battery issue, or a battery connection issue?

  • hugoyoungman Jul 29, 2008

    exactly the same issue is there a solution to this??

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. The new battery trick worked for a few months, but now I can't get it to take a single pic or video. The review/computer connect still works fine.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    i have the same problem. it looks like the lens is tight.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    my camera is constantly turning on and off and i dont know what to do. it freezes when i change from application to application. what should i do?

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You can't use regular alkaline batteries in this camera. Alkaline batteries only supply 1.5 volts. The camera uses 2 in series for a total of 3.0 volts from alkaline. However, the camera requires 4.2 volts to operate correctly. This camera has high power requirements, so you'll need high end lithium or nickel hydride batteries that can supply the higher voltage and current this camera requires. It's a power hog, and regular alkaline batteries are too weak to run it. The menus will work on alkaline, but once you try to turn the camera on in capture mode to take a shot, the current requirements to operate the camera motor, LCD, zoom, memory stick, etc, all it once is too great a draw for alkaline to handle. Either use the external power supply, or get Lithium batteries. Make sure the batteries you get are 2.4 volts and not 1.5 volts. Get the ones with the highest current rating you can find.

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The exact same thing happened to my camera. I ended up switching out the batteries and that did the trick. It was weird because the batteries I had in there said they were at full power, as I recall. Also, taking out the batteries and putting them back didn't work. Even so, try putting in some fresh batteries- it worked for me!

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Are you using the sony charger. I found that the batteries were not charging properly on mine. Don't forget that the rechargable batteries reduce in efficiency the more times you charge them. Read this somewhere !

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I HAVE A SONY DIGITAL CAMERA DSC T-20 AND HAVING AN ERROR MESSAGE E:61:10 PLEASE SEND ME HOW I CAN SOLVE THIS PROB LEM


Hello and Welcome

The symptoms of this error is
  • After pressing the power button in capture mode, the lens would extend and a slight humming from what appeared to be the auto focus motor could be heard for about 5 seconds. When the motor stopped humming, the camera would beep and display E:61:00 in the LCD Screen.
  • Camera would extend the lens but not be able to focus on anything past 8 inches or so.
  • Zoom in and zoom out would not work.
  • Playback mode and the Setup mode was not affected.
To solve this
Put the camera about a half inch from a hard surface.
Let the lense go out and hit the surface and retract a little bit. Let it go out all the way when it tries the next time.
If that doesnt fix it, try this:
Turn it on and let the lense go out fully
See where the lens comes out of the camera? The little round crack that surrounds it? Wiggle the lense a bit and blow in there a bit. (Be sure not to blow on the lense!)

Now turn it off/on again, and it should be fixed


See the following video, It may also help you

I hope it will be Helpful for you.
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Mar 16, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 Digital Camera

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How you can eliminate the sign on E:61:00 the camera sony DSC T-5 series Cybershot


Hello and Welcome

The symptoms of this error is
  • After pressing the power button in capture mode, the lens would extend and a slight humming from what appeared to be the auto focus motor could be heard for about 5 seconds. When the motor stopped humming, the camera would beep and display E:61:00 in the LCD Screen.
  • Camera would extend the lens but not be able to focus on anything past 8 inches or so.
  • Zoom in and zoom out would not work.
  • Playback mode and the Setup mode was not affected.
To solve this
Put the camera about a half inch from a hard surface.
Let the lense go out and hit the surface and retract a little bit. Let it go out all the way when it tries the next time.
If that doesnt fix it, try this:
Turn it on and let the lense go out fully
See where the lens comes out of the camera? The little round crack that surrounds it? Wiggle the lense a bit and blow in there a bit. (Be sure not to blow on the lense!)

Now turn it off/on again, and it should be fixed


See the following video, It may also help you




Your Rating As Four Thumbs which are given below to this solution will appreciate me
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Mar 11, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T5 Digital Camera

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E:61:00 on sony cybershot camera


The symptoms of this error is
  • After pressing the power button in capture mode, the lens would extend and a slight humming from what appeared to be the auto focus motor could be heard for about 5 seconds. When the motor stopped humming, the camera would beep and display E:61:00 in the LCD Screen.
  • Camera would extend the lens but not be able to focus on anything past 8 inches or so.
  • Zoom in and zoom out would not work.
  • Playback mode and the Setup mode was not affected.

To solve this
Put the camera about a half inch from a hard surface.
Let the lense go out and hit the surface and retract a little bit. Let it go out all the way when it tries the next time.
If that doesnt fix it, try this:
Turn it on and let the lense go out fully
See where the lens comes out of the camera? The little round crack that surrounds it? Wiggle the lense a bit and blow in there a bit. (Be sure not to blow on the lense!)

Now turn it off/on again, and it should be fixed


See the following video, It may also help you

Your Rating As Four Thumbs which are given below to this solution will appreciate me
Thanks and Keep using Fixya

Mar 02, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 Digital Camera

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The camera vibrates when it is powered on and fails to focus the object properly.


sounds like lense gears are going bad, when you turn camera on the lense extends, if it does not extend fully probably will not auto focus, call sony for address for estimate of repairs.

Dec 29, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot Error Code E:61:00


Hi,

you may have these symptoms,
Symptoms :
  1. After pressing the power button in capture mode, the lens would extend and a slight humming from what appeared to be the auto focus motor could be heard for about 5 seconds. When the motor stopped humming, the camera would beep and display E:61:00 in the LCD Screen.
  2. Camera would extend the lens but not be able to focus on anything past 8 inches or so.
  3. Zoom in and zoom out would not work.
  4. Playback mode and the Setup mode was not affected.

To fix this problem,


Do these...

A) Put the camera about a half inch from a hard surface.
B) Let the lense go out and hit the surface and retract a little bit. Let it go out all the way when it tries the next time.

If that doesnt fix it, try this:
A) Turn it on and let the lense go out fully
B) See where the lens comes out of the camera? The little round crack that surrounds it? Wiggle the lense a bit and blow in there a bit. (Be sure not to blow on the lense!)

Now turn it off/on again, and it should be fixed!


If not, try these steps a few more times. If still nothing, then I suggest you to call Sony, but this DID work for 90%, so hopefully it''ll work for you :)

Thanx for using fixya,
Cheers.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera Problem


I had the same problem. This happened because the lenses is jammed and these always happened when u droop the camera or press power button while the camera in it’s carry case or even on ur pocket which led to an obstruction of the lenses to extend probably. In my case my son put his hand on the lens and stopped it from extending.
The solution is try to tape the camera gently with the palm of ur hand, may be some dust is the cause, If it did not work take it to the service, I highly recommend that you should go to the agent, and u should know that it’s only repair of the lenses u don’t need to replace the lenses. I went to some one to fix the problem and he said that “it’s need a new lenses but when I emailed the agent of sony they called me immediately next day and asked me to go to there service and they make it for me for free because it was in the warranty period.
I hope this help, and I’m sorry for my bad English.
Please have a nice time

Sep 14, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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Turn power off and on again


I had the same problem. This happened because the lenses is jammed and these always happened when u droop the camera or press power button while the camera in it’s carry case or even on ur pocket which led to an obstruction of the lenses to extend probably. In my case my son put his hand on the lens and stopped it from extending.
The solution is try to tape the camera gently with the palm of ur hand, may be some dust is the cause, If it did not work take it to the service, I highly recommend that you should go to the agent, and u should know that it’s only repair of the lenses u don’t need to replace the lenses. I went to some one to fix the problem and he said that “it’s need a new lenses but when I emailed the agent of sony they called me immediately next day and asked me to go to there service and they make it for me for free because it was in the warranty period.
I hope this help, and I’m sorry for my bad English.
Please have a nice time

Sep 11, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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Help with cybershot dsc-w30


I had the same problem. This happened because the lenses is jammed and these always happened when u droop the camera or press power button while the camera in it’s carry case or even on ur pocket which led to an obstruction of the lenses to extend probably. In my case my son put his hand on the lens and stopped it from extending.
The solution is try to tape the camera gently with the palm of ur hand, may be some dust is the cause, If it did not work take it to the service, I highly recommend that you should go to the agent, and u should know that it’s only repair of the lenses u don’t need to replace the lenses. I went to some one to fix the problem and he said that “it’s need a new lenses but when I emailed the agent of sony they called me immediately next day and asked me to go to there service and they make it for me for free because it was in the warranty period.
I hope this help, and I’m sorry for my bad English.
Please have a nice time

Sep 01, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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Sony cyber shot dsc w55 7.2 mega pixels


turn on when lense extends take hold of the end of the lense and gently twist and pull the lense you may hear it click do not force the lense then turn on and off again this should solve the problem.

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