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DSC P200, taking pictures

I've had my camera for over a year, and recently taking pictures has become difficult. First i had to hold the button for ten seconds, but now it won't take at all. the screen works fine, and everything is coming through. but when i go to take a picture it will focus and then sit. same goes for taking movies. does anyone have any suggestions on what the problem could be?

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Re: DSC P200, taking pictures

Something can be wrong with the housing - switching part or the micro switch inside the camera. Anyway best solution is to contact the nearest Authorized Sony Service. If you need more info, please advice. Arpi

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How to reset sony cyber shot dsc-p200


On page 14 of the user manual for this camera (click here for manual), it shows that there is a small reset button hidden under the battery compartment door.
On page 74 of the user manual, it states:

"Press the RESET button using a pointed object, then turn on the power (reset).

All the settings including date and time are cleared."

This should reset your camera. If you have any additional question, please reply back and I'll be happy to assist.

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Jan 15, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

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What is the red flash when I take a picture on my sony DSC-P200?

This is the AF Illuminator function. Turns the AF Assist light on or off. If on, the light automatically illuminates in dark shooting conditions.

This and other details can find in the DSCP200 User Guide

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Sep 30, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

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Dear sir my sony dsc p200 do not show any is black. it works, takes pictures but the lcd is always black and if I set to show the picture it is black. What do you think? Regards Lima

Possible that the display is faulty,and it will be needed to check inside the camera for working voltage,so i would advise that you contact sony service for estimation and spares.

Sep 28, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

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My LCD dose not display anything. If I take a picture nothing shows up at all only a black screen. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 is about 2 and half years old. Please help and many thanks My shutter...

Unless it has recently been dropped or the screen cracked, the LCD power drive circuit has failed. Your batteries sound OK if it is taking pictures. 2 and a half years is not an unreasonable life for this camera. I would spend my money and time working toward a new one rather than repairs. Sometimes you can find one on Ebay for parts and may be worth a purchase but don't waste anything on a factory repair. Taking them apart and replacing components is not that difficult and procedures can be obtained online from digital camera REPAIR FORUMS.

Sep 11, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

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How to take clear close up pics of jewelry

use close up mode on camera (flower mode). turn off flash and light jewelry with other light source like sun light or other photo lighting (like light box or photo lamps).

Apr 16, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

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Sony cybershot dsc p200 user manual

Press Menu and go to setup, set date and time option to adjust it.
You can download user manual of DSC-P200 by clicking Sony Support. for further guidance.

Feb 11, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

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DSC-P200 displays ony negatives picture

Most likely a microprocessor problem. Replace the camera system board.

Nov 12, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

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Sony Cybershot DSC-P200 problem

I had the same problem with my camera a year ago I send it in to sony & they fixed it,for $20.00...

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Camera Frozen

New battery time time then Or can you remove battery and try a stand alone charger?

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CCD sensor is outputting noise and has to be replaced. Sony should repair free of charge even if your camera is out of guarantee.

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