I cant power off my DSC-W35. Every time I use the power button to power off, 3 lamps keep flashing
1) power lamp
2) flash charging lamp
3) access lamp near the battery pack
To switch off I have to go through a complex procedure
1) press the power switch
2) press display (the camera comes on at this point)
3) press display once or twice again (the lens extends outward and shutter opens)
4) press the power switch to switch off
5) press the display switch again
all the lamps mentioned above do not flicker if i do this. Otherwise my battery gets discharged pretty soon. There is no warranty on my camera. Rather than getting it repaired, I would pick up a brand new one. Sony manuals do not give the procedure for power on and off the camera (which is funny).
Someone please help.
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Re: not powering off
Lights flashing like that usually means something is wrong in the shut-down procedure.
my guess (and is quite common ) is that the lens doesnt retrack all the way hitting a clitched gear spline or something, maybe just weak motor,....as your retry it it settles in proper and tells the micro its ok now to shut down.
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Hi, Due to malfunctioning of FLASH UNIT assembly this message appears"turn off the power and on again". A very common problem in these models. Just replace the COMPLETE FLASH ASSY and camera will work fine again. The detail of part is given below:
1- For DSC-W55 Part Number Description
A-1231-877-A ST-133 BOARD, COMPLETE 2- For DSC-W35
I cant detect my pics in my laptop from the sd cars. But I can see in my camera when I insert the same sd card. Is there any problem with sd card or any virus effected? How to upgrade the sd card. please help me out.
There is not much that can be done on the outside if you had tried to manually switch on the flash. If the flash indication comes on to the display but there is no signs or buzz of the inverter within then the fault must be within the set.
Now the most possible chances are the failure of the fuse link to the flash unit, the flash lamp, the storage capacitor or inverter.
If you are competent use good tools to open and probe with the help of a multimeter.
The Red indicator flashing in the Camera may be the Access Lamp or the Power Lamp. The Access Lamp is located below the Control buttons and the Power Lamp near to the power button. If the Access Lamp is flashing, it indicates that the Camera is accessing the Memory. Do not remove the Memory Stick or Batter while the Access Lamp is lit.
If the Power Lamp is flashing, it indicates that the Camera is turned on. If the Lamp is lit in Red it shows that the Battery is not having enough charge. Insert new batteries or charged Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries to resolve the issue.
You may also try power resetting the Camera. To power reset the Camera, remove the batteries from the Camera and then press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds and then reinsert the batteries after 1 minute and check if the Camera works normally. If the issue persists, service may be required.
If the flsh does not work even with a manual setting then it is possible that the failure is within.
The flash lamp can be faulty, the storage capacitor, the trigger control, the invertor supply or the controller.
All this might need spares and so an estimate at Sony can be helpful
Please follow the instructions given below 1. Turn OFF cam 2. Remove the battery or the power supply 3. Turn the switch to CAMERA for about 30 sec 4. Turn the switch to OFF 5. Install the battery or power supply 6. Turn the switch to MEMORY 7. Open the LCD cover and press the RESET button ( small inner button ) 8. You will be prompt to adjust date/time. Do it 9. Take some pictures
Second step: 1)at setup do a initialize. 2)go to flash function to turn off the flash (must do it fast,b4 the E91:01 appear,if not you need to reset it again ) by
now E91:01 will never appear.you can use it like normal,be sure not to
turn on your flash again or go to night mode.if not you need to perform
step 1 & 2 again.
Try to reset your camera, heres one way of doing it
1. Turn OFF cam & Remove the battery or the power supply 2. Turn the switch to CAMERA for about 30 sec then & Turn the switch to OFF 3. Install the battery or power supply. & Turn the switch to MEMORY 4. Open the LCD cover and press the RESET button ( small inner button ) 5. You will be prompt to adjust date/time. 6. Take some pictures and test out your flash
or open up the setup menu, and look for intilize or reset to factory defaults.
That should solve it, if it doesn't then its a hardware issue possibly the flash is bad some parts may need to be replaced to fix it. Take it to a local repairer or your dealer if your in warranty.
www.advancecamera.com will offer a free repair estimate if your outside of warranty.
1. Turn OFF cam 2. Remove the battery or the power supply 3. Turn the switch to CAMERA for about 30 sec 4. Turn the switch to OFF 5. Install the battery or power supply 6. Turn the switch to MEMORY 7. Open the LCD cover and press the RESET button ( small inner button ) 8. You will be prompt to adjust date/time. Do it 9. Take some pictures