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DSC 40 powering problem

My camera switches on only in preview mode but doesn't go on in camera mode. my shutter stays open and now i can't use my camera... could it be a battery type problem? will i be able to use my camera again? is there a solution to this problem? please help...

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Re: DSC 40 powering problem

I'm having a similar problem with a DSC S60: The camera will turn on in preview mode, but powers off as soon as I switch into STILL or VIDEO mode. I've changed batteries, done the full reset (remove the batteries and then hold the power button down for 15 secs.), and initialized all setting to factory defaults from the menu, and still get the same behaviour.

Posted on Dec 30, 2006

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Start your camera to preview mode, not using the "on switch" Use the dial to set it to ISO selection, start it , IT should work, Now when your shutter is open see if it is dirty, If yes clean it, Now turn it off , And slightly press AROUND the lens shutter, "NOT ON THE SHUTTER", AND try if that solves the problem, I solved the same problem with my DSC-W55 like that only,

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try this:

1.turn on yer unit the menu button(if it gives you the "turn power off and on again message just switch to play mode or preview mode and access the menu from there.) setup(the option with the toolbox icon) setup 1 (not camera 1 ayt?) initialize and select OK for every prompt.

you\'ll know if you\'ve sucessfully initialized the camera if it will ask you to set the date and time.

if this does not work.... i guess it would be better to have th unit checked by an authorized serivicer.

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