Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
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 02, 2017
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
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.
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 email@example.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
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
Posted on May 27, 2010
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