Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
Fresh Batteries, clean memory stick, power on, camera lense cover opens, camera starts making a noise, lense never extends from its base (sounds like it is trying :) ) After appx 10 secs the noise stops and an error type message displays on the screen - gives a few system beeps and flashes the message C:13:10 while displaying but not flashing "turn the power off and on again", on a black background. I do this, but it is an infinite loop. The only way I can turn it on without getting this message is when i am usb'd to the laptop. The last "known" activity was copying a file from the laptop to the camera using it like a flash drive. (dont ask me what i was thinking). None of the kids will admit to dropping it, etc, and there are no smash marks. UGH, I need helppppp. Is there anybody out there?
Lens jams can happen without dropping the camera. The lens motor is bad, or a grain of sand has got stuck in one of the lens cogs. Either way will need lens repair/replacement.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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Dec 05, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P32 Digital Camera
Close the [Memory Card / Battery Cover] securely, and then turn the power on.
Clean the battery terminals with a dry cotton swab that has a fine and soft tip, and then re-insert the batteries.
If your camera uses four AA-size alkaline batteries supplied with the camera, follow the procedure below. In addition to Alkaline batteries you may use optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.
1. Be sure that the camera power is off.
2. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and push the battery cover slightly forward. Then open the cover.
3. Insert the batteries as shown.
4. Close the battery cover.
* For the PowerShot S2 IS, PowerShot S3 IS, and PowerShot S5 IS the batteries are inserted in a slightly different order, please refer to the decal inside the battery door for the correct order.
Installing batteries in cameras with 2 batteries. If your camera uses two AA-size alkaline batteries supplied with the camera, follow the procedure below. In addition to Alkaline batteries you may use optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Please see the various examples to find which type matches your camera.
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