Cyber-shot cameras nowadays have a built-in rechargeable battery for
retaining time, date, and other settings. Since the built-in
rechargeable battery is not removable, current Cyber-shot camera models
can only be returned to the original factory settings by pressing a
small RESET button on the camera or by
using an Initialize option in the menu.
Cyber-shot cameras (prior to the year 2000) do not have a built-in
rechargeable battery and do not have a RESET
button or Initialize option in the menu.
These cameras require a manual power reset.
determine whether or not your camera has a RESET
button or Initialize option, or for other
model-specific information to complete any of the steps in this
solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product.
Manuals are available online in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty
section of the Sony® eSupport Web site.
appropriate procedure below for your camera.
an Initialize option in the menu
Since Cyber-shot cameras
have different menu system layouts, refer to the instruction
manual specific for your camera model.
a RESET button
- Locate the RESET button on the camera.
- Use a
pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds.
- After 2-3
seconds has elapsed, release the RESET
Performing a manual power
- Turn off the camera.
the battery pack.
- Remove the button-sized lithium battery.
the camera to remain without power for 30 seconds.
the button-sized lithium battery.
- Reinsert the battery pack.
on the camera.