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Release button and screen

Hi Sir, I owe an Sony dsc s-40 but now I try to press the release button and it stays dead so is the screen while the camera is on. Still i can print the pictures already stored.but nothing else works, it is yust dead, I mean real dead. Is there a chance for it to stay here or heaven or hell? Thanking you in advance for try to fix the problem, I remain sincerely Willy Velder Molenplein no 19 Willemstad, Curacao Netherlands Antilles

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Does it come up with a white screen? if so; hold camera in one hand with sony cyber shot label facing towards you then tap tha label with your knuckles. its how mine started working again

Posted on Aug 15, 2007


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When I turn it on the screen stays black until I

  1. Ensure the camera is turned on.
  2. If applicable, ensure the lens cover has been removed before taking pictures.
  3. Ensure the LCD backlight is turned on by pressing the DISPLAY button several times until the screen appears. NOTE: Depending on the camera model, the DISPLAY button may be labeled as DISP or with a display icon [FIG. 1]. This button could be a standalone button or incorporated as one of the control arrow buttons depending on the model of camera.
  4. If operating the camera with a battery, ensure the battery is fully charged.
  5. Ensure the battery is inserted properly in the camera.
  6. If operating the camera with the power adapter, ensure it is plugged into a working AC outlet.
  7. Ensure no Audio/Video (A/V) cables are connected for viewing pictures on a TV; the LCD screen will not display when an A/V cable is connected.
  8. Perform a reset procedure on the camera.
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required. The Sony Service Web site at can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.

Try to reset the camera to original settings:
How to reset a Cyber-shot® digital still camera back to original factory settings. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif 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.
Older-model 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.
IMPORTANT: To 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.
Follow the appropriate procedure below for your camera.
Using 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.
Using a RESET button
  1. Locate the RESET button on the camera.
  2. Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds.
  3. After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.
Performing a manual power reset
  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Remove the battery pack.
  3. Remove the button-sized lithium battery.
  4. Allow the camera to remain without power for 30 seconds.
  5. Reinsert the button-sized lithium battery.
  6. Reinsert the battery pack.
  7. Turn on the camera.

Jul 25, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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How do I delete Pic from me Cyber Shot ?


1. Press the Review button.
2. Press for previous/next picture/video.
3. Press the Delete button.
4. Follow the screen prompts.

Click on the link below to check delete button

Its very easy to do it. Try it!

In case of any help let me know

Mar 21, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

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How do I reset my camera (Sony DSC-H20)to original manufacturer's settings?

Press the reset button on your camera this will be close to the pin where you can connect the power supply to your camera. The button will be a small hole use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the reset button for 2-3 seconds. After 3 seconds release the reset button .
Now your camera is reset to factory settings .

Hope this helps .

Jan 19, 2010 | Sony Cameras

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Sony DSC-W5 camera and the LCD screen is blank (white)

Remove the Battery pack from the Camera then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.

Next, reinsert the Battery pack in the Camera and try to turn it ON. Make sure that the Battery pack is fully charged. If the LCD remains white then the LCD screen needs to be serviced or replaced.

Nov 25, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

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Blank screen, not reading dsc

try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

to get to the recovery consol press and hold the power button when ps3 is in standby mode(red light) till you hear a double beep. sometimes the ps3 does a beep then another beep and goes back into standby thsi is fine just release the power and quikly press and hold it again till you get double beep.

like on my 80g system it goes like this

ps3 hold power.......beep .........beep........stanby again....release and hold power again.......beep .........double beep...release power now you should be in recovery menu.

Oct 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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SONY DSC-T70 blank screen! touch screen camera T^T!

The same thing happened to my Sony DSC-T70 today after I dropped it. White screen with green vertical lines. Need help!

May 11, 2009 | Sony DSC-T70 Digital Camera

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No Problem! Press MENU end go to setup, choose initialize to initialize the cam and put all the configs! finish! your problem is over.

Sorry for my english because i'm from Brazil ^^

Mar 06, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

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sir,its not shutter block prob.gears problum

Dec 09, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 issues

hi there
you can try doing this and it should work and solve the problem for you

  1. Press Menu button
  2. togle across from REC Mode to setup
  3. togle down three times from camera to setup 1
  4. togle across into sub menu
  5. togle down from four times to Initialize
  6. togle across again to the sub-menu
  7. togle up from cancel to OK
  8. press center button to accept the OK choice
  9. Screen changes and so press okay again
  10. It should restart the camera
  11. Opening on the 'Clock Set' screen
  12. togle down to cancel and use the camera and make sure that you have the camera to flash, if it works try again in the Auto function.
  13. If it is still not working do not worry follow the steps again two or three more times, As this is generally a software error message and not a hardware malfunction.

Oct 01, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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