Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
My daughter has the above camera and it has recently started playing up. You siwtch it on the lens tries to focus and you are unable to take picture. The rear screen just sats Cybershot. The menu button does not work either. After a minute it says turn the power off and on again. We have tried a different memory card and battery. Plus also a post of a gentle pull and twist to the lens all to no avail. An ideas? The camera is about a year old
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Reset the memory
Click on home
and reformat the memory
This solves the issues at times.
Otherwise take the camera back. It is bad.
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
Have you tried a different/new memory stick other then the one it came with? It is possible that one is no longer working. Once you try that I can assist you further. Also please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
I followed the advice on a couple of other boards which suggests you actually give the camera a few hard whacks on a tile floor. That worked for some people. With me, after whacking didn't work I took a knife used it to pry up the edge of the lense while it was trying to open. A little of that worked for me.
You can't imagine the sense of accomplishment I felt when the thing finally started working again after all the banging and prying. It's a tough little bugger!
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
OK you are probably going to think I am loony giving you this advise But No I am completely sane!
Get a can of compressed air OR acces to a compressor at your local garage Get them to fit the triggered air blower tool to it.
Blow around the lens in all the extension joins the firmly slap it in the palm of you hand with the side of the camera making contact with you palm. Do the procedure two or 3 times and inbetween the slaps turn it on to activate the lens mechanism. I have now fixed about 80 of these cameras with this method. I obtained the fix from Sony who charge $90 to do exactly the same. Keep at it as it will eventually work. One tip, make sure the battery is charged before you do this.
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Posted on Sep 28, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks Man.... But before going for compressed air, I blew out some Air from Mouth, and then slapped it against my palm,It Worked,Thanks Man :) ThankU"
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