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The photo shake when I press the button to focus

This used to happen when I tilted the camera vertically but now it shakes all the time. This happened the first time while I was overseas - very humid. But it happens all the time now.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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SOURCE: SONY Cybershot 6.0 stuck on record

Initialize the Camera; select Initialize under Setup 2 Menu in the Main Menu. Reset the time and date. This should help

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Shaking Problem

Shaking was the first symptom I got - within a day or two the screen went white. In looking back at this, this could have been caused (IMO), by the high frequency welding machines I was working around when the screen started shaking.

I sent the camera back to a Sony service center in Laredo, TX and they replaced the screen as a warranty issue. I was amazed that it was back in my hands in 10 days. I've taken about 200 pictures since getting it back and it seems to be working fine. Cost me $11.00 in shipping costs.

Sony Service Center 866-357-6230 (this one in Laredo, TX) but will get you to the right cenetr for the area you live in. They will issue a work order for your repairs. If you purchased an extended warranty from where you bought the camera it will not cover the repairs, until the original manuf. warranty expires.

If you are working around high frequencies, natural harmonic frequencies, magnetic fields, etc. you may try moving the camera away from these and seeing if the shaking issue stops.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Camera can not switch off

Camera: DSC-P150 Sony Cybershot 7.2 Megapixel

Problem: Camera wont turn off. It turns right back on a few seconds after I hit the power switch. The camera intermittently turns on by itself.

Solution:
I recently experienced the exact same problem. The solution is to remove the battery, and fully disassemble the camera. Start with a clean desk or table top. Have a tray ready to hold your screws they are very tiny. Do not loose them stores do not sell replacements. Your best luck to find replacement screws would be ebay. Have a good lighting these small detailed parts strain your eyes. Remove the 7 small silver Phillips head screws on the outside of the case. Separate the case carefully, and partially with your finger nails. Unplug the small electrical connector with 2 wires work it slowly back and forth with a small flat head screwdriver then gently pull on both wires. Slowly separate the case a little further so you can see what else needs to be unplugged. Proceed to remove the LCD screen and remaining screws. disconnect all of the tape style electrical connectors by gently twisting and pulling along the two outer tabs with a small flat head screwdriver. Work the connectors little by little back and forth with the screwdriver. Be patient and do not force anything or else it will break. If you get frustrated set the camera down and take a break for a while. Caution stay away from the flash area. This is the Shock Zone Danger! I repeat Danger! There is a battery looking thing probably a capacitor located near the flash. If you touch the contacts or tape connector on the contact side with the screwdriver or your fingers it will shock your pretty good. It is pretty hard to avoid especially because this connector also needs to be unplugged. Remove the camera into two halves.The trick to removing the connectors with no tabs on the sides is to flip up the black tab with your finger nail and pull the wire tape out with your fingers. Completely remove the circuit board from the camera. With an old, clean, soft tooth brush, and 91% Isopropyl alcohol scrub the circuit board clean so it is shiny new. Be sure to clean all of the connectors male and female as well as the wire tape contacts. Flip up those black plastic connector locks and clean those terminals. Corrosion build up from the moisture or water exposure caused this condition where the camera turns on a few seconds after you turn it off. Your goal is to remove all of that white, powdery, flaky looking corrosion. You may have to look closely but its there. After you have fully detailed and inspected your circuit board allow some time for these parts to dry. Use a can of compressed air to speed the drying time, and remove dust from other hard to reach areas. Use q-tips to clean the lens and view finder etc. Do not soak anything in the alcohol only apply a light amount to the soft bristled tooth brush and q-tip. Reassemble the camera very carefully in the reverse order. Be sure to put all of the screws back in there correct locations. There are only two screw sizes that you will be removing small silver ones and a little bit bigger black ones. Leave the black lens and motor assembly alone. After doing this my camera is 100% fixed. I hope this helps everyone out there resolve this issue. If you follow these directions and it works for you too please email me your results to abyssthought@gmail.com. Good luck to all.

Posted on May 05, 2009

SOURCE: vibrating and shaking

the sstepper motor of the focus assembly has slipped out of its track. that motor is a very powerful one which can cause the vibration.  once u change the mode to take the picture the motor should run in both direction to make some calibration. you cannot disable it. in the preview mode the optical assembly returns to it closed position and then the motor is switched off.
since it is a cybershot you need to be very careful in handling the camera if you have any plan to open it. it is recommended to be taken to the nearest service centre. any way the wheels might need replacement

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: When I turn the camera on it begins to vibrate and

if you alsow get vibrationOn Sony T100 and similar,
its the vibration canceling unit, i had the same problem.
if you have good hads you can fix it.( on your oun risk)
1) disasamble the camera, you will see black plastic box inside, this is he lens unit.
2) on the botom you see 2 scrwes, they are holding the CCD remove them and the ccd unit will come from the lens assembly
3) the next is the stabilizer unit it is the problematic one. it is located on the left side of the lens asebly and is held by 2 screws.
you can test it by puling out the cable connected to it (the conector is just under the lens) and verifign that the problem is solved. ( you can leave it this way it will shoot fine just without the anti shake)
4) to fix it take it out ,remove the plastic cover, you see the lens on a plastic mount it should be glued to the magnet under it. the problem is that the glue fals apart.
remove one of the pins on wich it slides, and take the lens and the magnet out.
5) reglue the magnet and reasemble the camera.
6) power up and test, for me that solved the problem

if you need more help you can mail me at adisarit(et)yahoo(dot)com
this is spam mail so be prepared to wait a few days for reply.
i have a document with pictures explaining it

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Why are my photos blurry?


There are only three reasons photos look blurry: poor focus, shaking the cameral during the shot, or trying to take a photo of a fast-moving subject with a slow-speed camera.

You can usually see focus problems on the display before you take the picture, so that doesn't appear to be your issue. On the other hand, movement of camera or subject happens during the shot, so you'll only see that in the completed photo.

Camera movement first. Many cameras today have built-in "anti-shake" circuits that sense when you're the problem -- you're moving the camera during the shot. The best ones are very good at eliminating shakiness, but even they can't overcome large movement, as when you mash down the button to take the picture. If yours doesn't have anti-shake, or it isn't very well implemented, you'll just have to practice pushing gently on the button and holding the camera very still until it finishes the shot.

As for subject movement -- well, more sophisticated cameras offer ways to capture kids bouncing on a trampoline with a minimum of blurriness, but it's always going to be a problem.

If you don't want to switch to one of the more sophisticated cameras from a major brand, practice holding the camera steady during every shot and avoid shooting fast-moving subjects.

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Slow down the shutter speed of your digital camera. Whenever you must take a photo in a low light environment decrease your shutter speed. It is virtually impossible to take a blurry digital photo with a an extremely slow shutter speed. Even if your digital camera has an automatic or semi-automatic mode, slowing down the shutter speed will still produce a better digital photo. <br /> Wait until your digital camera is completely focused. Most digital cameras will notify you that they are focus ready by a blinking light, on screen indicator or a noise. Confirm that your digital camera has locked onto your desired target before pressing the shutter release button. Some digital cameras may have trouble focusing on subjects easily. If this happens use an auto focus mode to produce a better digital photo. <br /> Prevent your digital camera from shaking. Shaky hands or sudden movement will definitely produce a blurry digital photo. When holding your digital camera, make sure the viewfinder is firmly pressed against your face before snapping a digital photo. If you do not have image stabilization on your digital camera, then think about investing in a tripod. This will allow you to steady your digital camera for the perfect shot. <br /> Make sure the digital image is definitely a blurry one and not just a soft image. On many occasions soft images are mistaken for blurry ones. Soft images occur often with digital cameras. When printing these images, the softness rarely shows through. You will be able to easily edit these photos by sharpening the details for a better printing experience. <br /> Take your time. Instead of rushing to take a digital photo, set aside enough time to shoot your image. Hurrying up will not produce an excellent digital photo. You don't need to be overwhelmingly slow when taking the photo, but try your best not to take a hasty one.

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I have a nikon 55-200mm lens for the D40X digital camera. The pictures I take are blurred. I use the auto settings. the 18-55mm lens works fine and there are no problems with the picture clarity. Is the...


One of a few things might be happening
1. Photos being taken at high zoom (i.e. 200mm) are susceptible to camera shake, even though the lens is focusing properly. The solution here is use a tripod, zoom out, or steady yourself.
2. Photos being taken without flash when flash should really be used will result in motion blur (which is slightly different than camera shake). This is due to the camera using a longer shutter speed to let more light in, with the side effect being that objects will move while the shutter is open, blurring the picture. The solution here is to use a flash, or take pictures in better light.
3. The camera may be focusing on something other than what you intended.
3. If you are taking photos in good light with a steady hand, and the camera is choosing the correct subject to focus on, then yes, the lens could need readjusted, though this is not a very likely scenario.
If the lens is "hunting" for focus, that could be a sign that something is amiss.
A local camera shop can verify the accuracy of focus for your lens.

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Many digital cameras have a two-stage shutter press- first pressure causes the camera to focus, then the follow through pressure takes the picture. If you are rushing this, you may get unfocussed shots.

If you take lots of action pictures, you will have to work on a technique of partially pressing the shutter to get focus in anticipation of the shot (perhaps focussing on where the action will occur), then holding it part-pressed until the moment you want to capture. This is really no more of a problem than setting an anticipatory focus on a manual focussing film camera use to be. Some more complex digital cameras will allow you to turn off auto focus and focus manually.

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Many digital cameras have a two-stage shutter press- first pressure causes the camera to focus, then the follow through pressure takes the picture. If you are rushing this, you may get unfocussed shots.

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In general, you need to make sure you aren't shaking the camera or focusing on something that's too close. Also, you need to have adequate lighting or enable the flash.

If it's a new camera, make sure you have removed any protective stickers on the lens and display.

Many times people move the camera while snapping the picture. Sometimes they don't even know they're moving until later.

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If the camera has a timer mode, engage the timer mode and press the button to take a picture. Otherwise, hold the camera steady on whatever it's sitting on and press the button to take a picture.

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