I just got this sony w 30 digital camera. the problem when it came to was that if i push power switch then camera wiill start and after few seconds the lens will retract and will come out again, continuously. i then cleaned all the contacts and main board. after that it started in normal way, but the flash wont charge, and the display shows erroe e:91:01. does any one knows the what this error is and how can i slove it.
thank with regards,
Check and see if the battery has enough power to charge the flash.
If the flash is not charging that means there is not enough power in the battery as the flash requires more power than other functions of the camera.
Try replacing the battery, clean contacts of the battery also and try.
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Taking out the battery, when a camera acts strange, is a good thing ONLY. be sure the camera is not busy saving pictures, because you could damage all pictures on the memory card.
I'm not sure the lens was out, when it was connected to the computer. Let us assume it was. Normally, the battery should be charged when the camera is connected to a USB connector on the PC. But not all USB connectors are perfect wired. And if you use a USB hub you can be sure the battery was not loaded. So as soon as the camera came from the PC it needed full power and could not get it.
Now you removed the battery, but before placing it back in the camera, please charge it on an external charger. When you place the charged battery, and the yellow light starts flashing again and won't stop quick, you could try to reconnect the camera to the computer and see what that brings. I would have switched off the camera, before I disconnected it from my PC.
Than the sand issue. If just a grain of sand is in the lens bellow, it could serious obstruct the lens from going back. If you can see the grain of sand, you could try to get it out. Very thin needle (or two?)
But if you can't see something, don't move the lens at all.
You could damage the gears in the focus and zoom mechanism.
I wish you luck with the camera.
A few years ago that noise was extremely common on almost all body motor driven AF lenses, and it's not exactly uncommon these days.
Your kit lens is not bad, but it is built down to a price as a get-you-started measure. It's not built as well as the upgrade alternatives and is certainly not built to last nor with repairs in mind.
Your fix is to eventually replace your lens, preferably with one which has a built in motor which will be near silent and far faster to focus. Note that if your lens has become harder work for your camera body focus motor to operate then it will put an extra strain on the motor and can shorten it's lifespan.
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the
probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the
shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens ,
and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then
try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may
cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and
then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to
not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and
down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the
camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your
camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to
replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest
you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any
off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about
warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
The camera and lenses you mention are non-autofocus equipment and have a different mount than newer ones. Your best choice for reliability, price, and ease of service would be one of the Canon EOS digital SLRs. Second choice would be Nikon D series. Minolta autofocus lenses used on the older Maxxum series film cameras can be used on the new Sony digitals, but Sony is new to digital SLRs and their track record remains to be seen.
(I just cut-n-pasted the comment into the solution so this shows up as a solved problem in searches.)
"I've found the solution!
Just goes to show that sometimes it's worth simply calling the importer's service department, who told me in 30 seconds!!
Hold the zoom twist-ring and push, or click it up or down, depending on which way you are holding the lens.
So simple; I even accused him of not knowing what he was talking
about.. and of course apologised profusely when it suddenly happened."
hi use a fuji s5600 which is ok for my need's but also the batteries are very fast down, i checket it to contakt for the battery is not good my tip clean out the battery shelf and try to tighten up the small srews inside, may open it and close again and you can use a power messure if the power goes true or not. sorry my english...