DSC-T7 Locked up "USB Mode Normal" Second user with exact same problem!
I have the same problem exactly as posted (included below)by jogairan on 5 March 2007. I was just double checking if anyone has a possible solution, since this problem is not unique and maybe someone has found a workaround.
Thanks in advance, Kapinossa
I hope someone here can help me. I am going crazy!!
My DSC-T7 was working find and all of a sundden in the middle of taking a bunch of pictures it started to go back and forth between the normal picture taking screen and "USB Mode Normal" screen. I tried to turn it off and on a bunch of times and it is now worse!
at the moment:
when I turn it on, it showes the battery power on the left top corner, mid top it will say "USB Mode Normal" under that there are four white dots and at the bottom it says: "Switch on MENU". If I press the menu botton, everything stays the same except the lower left corner, inside a yello box will say: "USB Connect". pressing menue will toggle between these two screens. non of the other bottons do anything. I took the mem stick out and turned it on still the same. I took the battery out and put it back in with the same results.
has anyone run into this? can anyone help? Please and thank you.
Re: DSC-T7 Locked up "USB Mode Normal" Second user with...
I went to the technicall service.They fix it. They told me i had water inside (humidity) they have clean the chips, formated again (they said)
90 minutes of hand work= 72 euros.
You may try to open it and with a hair dryer?¿?¿?¿
Now is working properly, but I have 70 euros lessin my pocket..
Re: DSC-T7 Locked up "USB Mode Normal" Second user with...
I you remove the battery and press the power button for 30seconds, after wait 30minutes and reinsert the battery again in the video position you will get access to the camera for a minutes, you have to go to the menu and reinicialice the camera. If this don´t work you have to go to the technical service. There is no hard reset button or firmware upgrade to solve the problem by yourself. (this is what the online technical support has told me)
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Just copy the above link into your browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox). Hit enter, then a download window should appear. accept the download.. it is a PDF of the DSC17 guide /troubleshooting manual.
I am a user with the exact same problem as you desribed for my DSC-T7. My problem started when I splashed two drops of water need the battery door and then the camera would not power up. I removed battery and card for a day and camera worked fine for another day. The following day, I left my camera in my sun visor of my car for the day (>90 deg F outside) which I forgot that I put it there. The next day my camera did power up in the locked mode exactly as yours. I do not know if it was the water drops or the heat but it is doing exactly as you desribe. However, here is something that I have discovered while trying to get the camera to work:
1. I plugged the adapter into the side of the camera since I am concerned that the USB port is the issue.
2. I plugged the USB cable into my portable printer and powerer the printer up and then turned on the camera in all three modes to see if anything changed and it did not.
3. I have found if you turn off the printer with the USB cable still in the printer and the adapter, the camera then enters a mode that shows thw word "ACCESS" and then the camera works perfectly. All modes of the camera work fine. But as soon as you power up the printer or remove any of the cables or remove the adapter the camera reenters the locked mode.
This is not a solution but an indicator that the USB port is possibly causing the problem but not sure why the printer being off causes the camera to work fine. In addition, have all of the cables hooked up and to the printer does not allow the camera to be used with any mobility but wanted to let you know what I have discovered and hopefully maybe this may lead to a potential solution. Steve
System RequirementsIBM PC/AT compatible computer with preinstalled Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98*, or Windows 98 Second Edition* and with a built-in USB port as a standard interface.Power Mac G4 (includes dual processor G4 and G4 Cube) series, G3 (Blue and White) series, iMac series, iBook, or PowerBook G3 with preinstalled Mac OS 8.6** – 9.1 and with a built-in USB port as a standard interface.
• Problems may be encountered depending on what other USB devices are being used in parallel with this product.
• Only a built-in USB port is supported. Problems may be encountered when the camera is connected to a USB hub.
• Normal operation may not be possible even when all the system requirements are met.
* Users of the Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition must install dedicated driver software included in the DiMAGE 5 and DiMAGE 5 package.
** Users of the Mac OS 8.6 must download free dedicated driver software from the Apple Computer web site and install it.System requirements are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
Don't mix magnifier mode and expanded focus mode.
Magnifier mode is simply a short AF range operating mode, like a kinda super-macro. Whether you selected mag/macro/normal, the camera operates always same except that the focussing range limits are changed accordingly by the S/W. The lens itself is capable of focussing from 1cm to infinity anyway.
Expanded focus is used on some still and video cameras to assit manual focus because the LCD's resolution is lower than the CCD's. It can be seen as a workaround for the lack of optical reflex viewfinder (Sony cams ar not dSLRs, including HDR-FX1!). So the center area of the pic is "digitally zoomed" to make sure you can adjust a sharp focus of the point of interest in your frame. However it has nothing to do with macro shooting, and works at any distance within the lenses focussing range.
Hope having helped
Try this test:
Mount the camera on a tripod or set it on a secure base and use the self timer to trip the shutter. Doing this will totally eliminate any possibility of camera shake causing blurriness.
If the picture is still blurred then there might be a problem with the AF but if it isn't blurred then the problem is either camera shake OR subject movement (or both).