Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Access Probelm with DSC-W50 camera

I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success. I have tried to do a reset, however I cannot get access to any function keys to begin the reset function My daughter had same problem with her Cyber-shot several years ago too, but her camera was unfixable. Is there any way to diagnose this problem. I dont want to spend about $75 to have a Sony authorized dealer tell me that the camera is not fixable (of course the camera fell out of warranty about 5 or 6 months ago). I have also heard that this situation is fixable if you take the camera cover off. Is this true? Thanks.

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  • kevbhoy Nov 05, 2007

    have tried your suggestions a number of times but not yet working, any other ideas please

  • Raadhy Nov 13, 2007

    I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success.

    I have tried to do a reset, however I cannot get access to any function keys to begin the reset function

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    When I turn the camera on I get an orange flashing light near the view finder and the lens keeps extending and then retracting. The Instruction then follows "turn the power off and then on again". If I do this nothing changes and we still cant use the camera.

    Please help. The camera is a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 6.0mega pixels.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    the same with my w-50

  • peranikan Dec 04, 2007

    Same thing happened to mine about a month after the warrenty expired. We had snow after thanksgiving, and I put it in my pocket to take some pictures of the kids in the snow. It worked fine, but when I brought it inside five minutes later - then lense would start to move when I turned the camera on, and the display said "Access" then "Turn the power off and on again" I turned it on and off a couple dozen times, recharged the battery, with no improvement.

  • happyfacell Dec 07, 2007

    Dropped my DSC-W50 and have the same 'access' problem

  • ek250 Dec 07, 2007

    receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success.

  • NVKK Dec 08, 2007

    I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success.

  • redege Dec 10, 2007

    Same problem, and although the palm was not enough, the benchtop tap did the trick!! Hurray!.Can anyone tell me if this is happening all the time, or at least more than once, and should I progress to a hammer?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    damn! my camera is n0t w0rking! i have tried d0ing all thee p0ssible things that y0u guys suggested! i tried hitting s0 many times but it still did n0t g0 thr0ugh?? any m0re suggesti0ns? but i d0 have warranty...s0 sh0uld i send it in already? but i als0 need it t0 be fixed by t0night!

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    I turn the camera on and the word Access appears and the lens move in and out some and then iake the turn off the camera and turn it back on. If I do what it ask the cycle starts over if I do nothing the camera turns off.

  • aclayton Jan 01, 2008

    My 6 month old daughter was having a "cute moment" on her first Christmas, and the camera broke! The lens kept moving in and out and the screen read "access"- The camera is only about 9 months old and has never been abused.

  • don macdonald Jan 01, 2008

    Had the same access problem and figured the camera was junk. Tried all the usual fixes with no results. Found FixYa and checked out the posts. YA RIGHT!!!! I thought. Nothing to lose so three light taps on the hard part of my palm. 2nd time it started working. Oh well so much for modern technology but I'll keep a hammer around just in case. Thanks everyone for a simple solution.

  • Gypsii Jan 02, 2008

    Can't get access...son dropped camera and now lens goes in and out. Can't afford a dealer fixing...help please !

  • roy2k Jan 02, 2008

    i have the exact same problem and i think sony must know that their product is unreliable. damn them !

  • Myra Latimer Jan 07, 2008

    Same same. Power on camera, "Cyber-shot" appears on the screen followed by "Access". While this is happening the bottom orange light is flashing by the manual veiwer, while the lense is going in and out. Next the camera will shut off lens and show on the screen "Turn the power off and on again." I have tried this, even removed the battery, no joy. I can still access menue and any photo in the memory.

  • mohdodeh Jan 13, 2008

    it just give me access error

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    I did what the other guy did smacked it against my hand 3 times nothing happened, did it again much harder and bingo view finder lit up and it works perfect thanks for the all american fix

  • LBBJMB Feb 18, 2008

    My camera developed the same problem yesterday. At first I thought it was due to cold operating conditions or the batterfy running out. When bringing the camera indoors and recharging the battery didn't work, I got online and found this website.



    The suggestion to pull the lens forward upon powering up didn't work.



    Pounding the base of the camera against the palm of my hand worked great. After three slaps, I could access pictures I'd taken, though I still couldn't take photos. After three more slaps, the access error message went away, and the camera works fine again!



    Thanks to everyone for posting this layman's solution--sure saves time, money and aggravation!

  • mambriz Feb 21, 2008

    My son had the EXACT same problem that you all are describing. I was just about to spend $111 to have it repaired but I read your solutions and WOW was I excited that slamming it on my palm 4 times did the trick. It works perfectly.

    Thank you so much for saving me $111 and months of aggravation!

  • peterhopgood Feb 24, 2008

    Had the same problem whilst on a skiing holiday, and I thought it was the cold. Tried warming it up, charging the battery, resetting, shaking it, but to no avail. I couldn't believe your fix, but after reading all 35 of them I tried whacking it on my palm - didn't work; then pulling out the lens - didn't work; them whacked it on my palm whilst powering up, and Bingo! It now works like a dream! It is a great little camera, but I agree with the others, a little used camera which is well looked after should not go wrong just after the guarantee runs out!

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    When itrying to get camera (w35)on an error will cccur i.e turn off power and then on. The lence will not come out, but we can see images which are taken before this problem. Sir please assist me

  • Amir Sharif Mar 06, 2008

    I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success.
    Amir Sharif
    Please e-mail me.

  • PaJamers Mar 09, 2008

    Camera turns on with access across the screen, the lens opens and closes many times, then turn off power and on again, there is also an orange-yellow lite the bottom one flashing possibly a code of some kind that I don't ever remember seeing before.

  • khearter Mar 18, 2008

    I have the same problem, but it's not because the lenses are jammed, because they tend to go in and out as the message is showing on the screen.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    Cybershot DSC W55 "Access Error" on power up - can't do anything ...message to say power off and try again. Numerous power resets do nothing.



    Followed advise and tried to "shock" it into action, but still fails.



    So very gently pulled lens out a bit further on power up, and Bingo! Now works fine!



    Phew! What a relief, I was really worried the camera was screwed, but it looks like a bug in the camera on power up where the lens doesn't go out to it's full extent and fails it's power up tests!



    Thanks folks... a real life saver !!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I'm only posting this because I was suprised that "three smacks against the palm" actually worked for me. I've had this same problem with the lens and "Access" error a number of times before.



    Yes, you can help along the lens by pulling it - but three taps against the palm of your hand (while the camera is on is what worked for me) had it working on its own again! Thanks!

  • otooler May 13, 2008

    i have the same think wrong wit my camera, i have hit it and hit it, new battery new card, everything, nothing wroks, it might just be sony's way of making more money of people, can some please help me, some one that dosen't work for sony, i can't pay any more money on this thing, thanks

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Thank you!! I came on here to try to get some info to fix my Sony Cybershot DSC W50 with it reading access only.
    This happened a while back while still under warranty and waited like 2 weeks to get it back fixed, with no charge.

    So now I have the same problem, and tapped it like 3 times like someone suggested and it is now working!! Unbelievable!
    Thank you thank you thank you!! lol I am still in shock, but a happy shock!


  • buffygal_87 May 29, 2008

    i tried reseting it but it didn't work.....



    when i yurn on my camera the access keeps on popping up and the lens constantly goes in and out.....then it comes up for me to power it off....



    i tried banging it but that didn't help....

  • Manuelvega Jun 02, 2008

    i have the same problem of my lens going in and out and the access message pops up telling me to turn the power off an dthen on again.

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    "Access" is displayed on the screen and the lens keeps going in and out.
    PLEASE help!!!!!


  • mcdonbe Jun 15, 2008

    I have the same problem: dropped camera, now "access" comes on, then the turn on and off button (lens goes in and out).

  • mcdonbe Jun 22, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    Access error on power up, lense cycles when attempt to power off. Followed the 3 bang fixit method I found on this and other sites. Took a couple extra bangs on the countertop, but amazingly the camera woke up. Woking fine now, thanks to whomever discovered this fix.

  • smaters Jul 14, 2008

    I had the exact same problem! I tried a couple of the suggested techniques (i.e/ recharge battery, hold down shutter button....) .. I then tried the good old 'whack' it method- WALA! ll fixed. I am giggling up a storm right now!

  • kschaefer Jul 17, 2008

    I am having the EXACT same problem. I am so frustrated!

  • sweetmelyssa Jul 22, 2008

    WOW! I had the exact same problem as everyone else! There's something going on with the lens as it tries to retract. It makes a different sound than usual. The banging it on my desk thing worked, but the zooming in and out to take pictures is a little slow. I still would like it to work properly and not have to bang on it.

  • SPADRU Jul 23, 2008

    Unbelievable!!! Couldn't take any more pics at brother-in-laws wedding 'cause some drunken nutjob knocked the camera off the table. Thought I was in for an expensive bill. Followed the advise of smacking it around a few times, and voila!!! Took a few smacks to the side, top, and bottom to get it working but it seems fine now!!!!

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    same problem..whacked it hard a couple of times against padded chair...works fine ever since.

    M.

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    I had the same problem with my DSC-W50 and smacked it on my desk 3 times and it's fixed!!! I was skeptical reading through this but thought what the heck... try it anyways and it friggen worked!

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    The soltion worked for me.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    Wow!, it took some pretty hard bangs on my plastic storage container but it now works.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    OH MY GOSH!! I JUST BANGED IT TWICE AND IT WORKED :):):):):):):)

  • mrsgourdin Dec 20, 2008

    Same problem as everyone else...banging doesn't work. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    it keeps coming up with me too. sometimes if i bash it around and press all the buttons and stuff it will start working but once i turn it off it comes up again the next time i turn it on. i think there may be dust or something inside of it. cant find the reciept but i think its still under warranty. . .

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Same problem....as the other 47.

  • dhanya93 Mar 20, 2009

    i have the same problem!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    access, access,access, access, that all the darn thing does...so I'll give it a couple love taps and see.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    thank you sooooooo much, it was so simple to sort out, just a gentle pull on the lense

  • heather1227 Apr 17, 2009

    when you turn on it just says access and then ask you to turn power off then on again. nothing happens

  • catsrcool10 Apr 22, 2009

    my cameras a DSC-W55; the tapping isn't working for me, nor the lens twisting and I don't want to break it by playing with the lens even further. How many times do you need to tap and how hard? This is a stupid problem!! I love my camera....

  • email2rajeev Apr 23, 2009

    Hi, i too have the same problem, just happened yesterday....by the way ....is there any solution that works ?

  • FixYabelieve Apr 26, 2009

    Had the same problem as of yesterday.  Chatted with Sony support online and they could not fix it.  Asked me to send it in for repairs.  The flat rate, assuming it qualifies for it, is $91.  Decided to try banging it.  Took more than three soft bangs.  Actually a few "medium" bangs against the kitchen counter and guess what?    The camera now works fine.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    this is very frustrating. i had no problems up until this point (about 2 years), and now i can't wack it hard enough to make a difference... boo for me!

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    My lens was going in and out as well... same as the rest of you...I smacked it on a mouse pad a few times and now it worsk fine. There was some sand in the lens that was preventin git from opening.



    Thanks!!!

  • NAIK BALA May 12, 2009


    posted by Andrew T on Sep 06, 2007

    I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success.

    I have tried to do a reset, however I cannot get access to any function keys to begin the reset function

    My daughter had same problem with her Cyber-shot several years ago too, but her camera was unfixable. Is there any way to diagnose this problem. I dont want to spend about $75 to have a Sony authorized dealer tell me that the camera is not fixable (of course the camera fell out of warranty about 5 or 6 months ago).

    I have also heard that this situation is fixable if you take the camera cover off. Is this true?
    Thanks.

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    I didn't believe the smacking would work.....but low and behold I gave it a few hard taps on the table and......whalah, working again!!!!!! Thanks for the simple fix.

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I was having the exact same issue with my dsc-w55 and I followed the solution of another post from this site which was: "There is a problem internally with the lens. Likely, the focusing lens is jammed up. The lens will need to be disassembled and fixed, if possible, or replaced. Occasionally, a good "whack" in your hand can fix it. Just don't hit the lens, or lcd; or you can break them. Then there will be more damage." I gave it THREE good "whacks" in the palm of my hand, was careful not to hit the lens or LCD and VOILA! I just shot a few pics with my camera and so far so good. Good luck!

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I would just like to say i tried "tapping" it "hitting" it and all that other magic u all suggested. MINE IS FING BROKEN FOREVER. DON"T TRY THIS PEOPLE!!!! I'll be spending the $200.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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I suggest reporting this problem to Sony whether tapping on the palm of the hand works or not. Go to: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/emailform-di.pl?template=EN or calling 800-222-7669. They need to know how prevalent this problem is. It is unacceptable to produce a product that breaks 18 months after normal use. It is surprising to see how many people are completely satisfied with this solution of tapping the camera. I can get my camera to work as well, but I don't like that the camera is unreliable. There is obviously something wrong with the camera that should be addressed by the manufacturer. I am considering converting to Canon. My parents owned a Canon that developed a problem a couple years after initial use. Apparently it was a common problem and Canon was willing to fix it at no cost. Let's let Sony know about this common problem and maybe they will fix it.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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I see a lot of replies around the fix of tapping or banging the camera gently, but there's another solution that worked for me. Apparently, sister Cybershots have the same issue. There are a ton of posts on this problem. What worked for me was tugging outward on the lens gently. There are two lens barrels on my W50 - a smaller one protruding from a larger diameter base component. With thumb and forefinger, I just pulled gently outward on the base barrel away from the housing of the camera and felt the smallest nudge, or click. The viewfinder came on instantly. Since then, repeated ons and offs show the camera working fine. Hope this helps others!

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Ok i think i went a bit far. =(
after missing out on some really great fishing shots because of my camera playing up. it just sat there on my shelf untill i found this website. all the advice led to whacking it. so i tried it.
after whacking it and pulling the lens and pushing the lens.
it still didnt work. then somehow out of frustration. i grabbed the lens and twisted it. it clicked and was stuck there. neither in nor fully out. great! now ive done it. its even worse than before. so i decieded to undo the screws to take the lens out. now im sitting here with the lens in 4 pieces. i dont think its ever gonna work again.
so the moral of the story... just keep whacking it and dont be tempted to open the camera up. haha

luckly i bought a new W150 camera. if that plays up its going straight to sony under its new 1 year warrenty.

good luck guys....remember dont be tempted to open up the camera... keep whacking it till it works.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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    Alan Butler Jan 31, 2015

    I tried pushing and pulling the lens I tried turning in on and off and when I decided that I had had enough of it I jumped on the camera lens down, it decided to work then to late the lens was ruined and in the bin it went, Sony never again canon for me every time.

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I dropped my DSC-W50 on the floor this morning and got this problem too. After reading this, scepticallly I dabbed the camera in my palm 3- 5 times. It WORKS ! So happy, going to Venice tomorrow! Thanks

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Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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I was in the most picturesque place in St. Emilion in France when my camera DSC W50, a gift from my hubby last year,suddenly just won't let me take pictures and kept on showing "access" and switch off the camera notice!  Luckily my hubby had brought his other Sony camera which he lent me so i still had pics of the rest of my holidays in Versailles and  Arcachon.
When i got to the UK, i searched for anything that could help me  sort out my camera's problem then i found your site! IT SORTED OUT MY DSC W50! It didn't work at first with a couple of gentle palm taps, then i tried the tap whilst powering up and BLIMEY...... It WORKED!
THANKS SO..........much!!!!!!!

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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I DISCOVERED THAT MOST OF DIGITAL CAMERAS THAT HAVE THIS LENS PROBLEM IS A RESULT OF SOME DUST SPECS CLOGGING IN THE LENS RETRACT WHEELS\COGS...I USED TO CARRY MY CAMERA IN THE POCKET AND IT GOT SOME FLUFFS..RESULTING IN THIS PROBLEM...BANGING IS A WAY OF REMOVING A SPECS...CLEANING IT AFTER REMOVING THE LENS CAN DO MUCH BETTER

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Just like million others on this site I tried gently tapping the camera and then twisted the lens a bit and it just started to work! Can not thank the site enough! But should definitely report this massive defect in the Sony Cybershot to the company.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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I have or should i say had the dsc-w50 Its now in a pile of broken pieces in front of me. I took it apart trying to fix the same Problem: I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success. I'm not some electronic genius but I've taken apart various electronics including my dsc-T100 Sony camera and fixed it!!! DON'T open this camera for this problem or you won't have a camera. Don't try twisting either of the lenses at all!! If you do you'll just jam it more. (I did this and regret it) You probably don't want to push the lens either because it doesn't just push in and out. It twists in and out so by pushing the lens your pushing against the motion of the twisting. (I realize that now that i have the camera in 25 little pieces in front of me) My suggestion DON'T take it apart no matter how skilled you think you are. I would listen to the voice of the people who got their camera's working by slamming them.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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Hilarious...I thought everyone was crazy because I tried hitting it hard against my hand a few times, and still nothing...then all of a sudden, it's like I could hear the wheels turning in my camera again, and TA-DA!!! It worked again! I'm so happy because I'm going on vacation in a couple days and I can actually take some pictures!!! :) :) :)

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

I as well as many others was having the same problem...i can suggest 2 things. First try resetting the camera. Make sure it is off and take out the battery. Then hold down the shutter button for 30 seconds. Put the battery back in and then see if it works. If this doenst work but you are able to get your camera on another way you can set the camera back to its factory settings by going to the menu and under the setup scroll down to initialize. Click right and then click on OK. This sets the camera back to the way it was the day you got it. Internally of course.

Posted on May 27, 2008

Just figured I would add my experience as well. No amount of whacking worked for me, so I used pliers and pulled the lens all the way out while it was powering up and that worked for me.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

I tried the banging thin...no such luck..it keeps telling me to turn it on and off again. I just e-mailed tech support. hopefully they will help.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

Are you joking? I am in disbelief like the rest of you. It freakin worked!
Whack the camera against the palm, or on a hard surface, like a wooden floor. incredible!

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

Okay well i had this exact same problem i tried everything i read but it still wouldnt work till i decided to push the lense all the way in i turned on my camera they came in and out in and out till it stopped i turned it on and the lense came out and my camera works perfectly noww :) imm soo relievedd!!

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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I cannot believe that!!! i felt like a goon smacking it loadsa times. but you can hear soemthing clicking inside when its dieing =] When it stops its fixed. I kinda had to beat it the camera up a bit though. It wudnt work, and i thought ' What the hell. Its broken any way!', it worked!!! . Awesome Stuff. Thanx Guys =]

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

I cannot believe it! Had the exact same problem with access coming up and whacked it 6 times and then it works! Incredible!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

WOW I WAS SO MAD BECAUSE I PAID $250 AND THE LENS WOULD GO IN AND OUT ALL OF A SUDDEN I HIT IT A COUPLE OF TIMES AND BOOM IT WORKED!!!! THANKS GUYS

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As with everyone else, I couldn't believe this worked. My daughter has a DSW 50 and the quote to repair it was $250.00. We were just going to buy her a new camera. She whacked it on her palm a couple of times and is now thrilled that the camera is working again.
Thanks to everyone.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

I had the same problem with my w90. i took it out of my pocket and it wouldn't work. i held down the power button for 30 seconds and it worked again! hope that helps. the palm slapping did NOT work...it just made it make a funny noise. i thought for sure it was then broken.

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Knocking the camera sounds like it works but may create another problem. I have had this problem with p-100 , p-200 and now the w50, I have found a small drop, of wd40 placed on both sides ,two opposing sides,of the lens ring where it extends from the body will work also. Don't spray, its a bit too hard to control amount deposited. Use a toothpick or a stick to dip and then drop the oil.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-Shot (DSC-W50) Access Problem

I had the same problem with my Sony DSC W55 camera and pulled the front lense smothly and its start closing the lense normally.

I did this when the camera was switched on mode.

Please don't try with force.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success. I change my battery with no success. I changed my memory stick also without any success. 

I have tried to do a reset, however I cannot get access to any function keys to begin the reset function 

My daughter had same problem with her Cyber-shot several years ago too, but her camera was unfixable. Is there any way to diagnose this problem. I dont want to spend about $75 to have a Sony authorized dealer tell me that the camera is not fixable (of course the camera fell out of warranty about 5 or 6 months ago).

I have also heard that this situation is fixable if you take the camera cover off. Is this true? 
Thanks.
I receive "access" error when I turn on my camera. The lens continually tries to open and close. This repeats until I get a message: to power off and restart again. I tried that many times with no success.I can not use any functions because of that My camera is not even an year old Please help me 

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 issues

Great explaination.

I tried this reset, but the error came back. Read in other posts that it is a "flash capacitor" problem.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Access Probelm with DSC-W50 camera

abrakati,i have the same problem,still unsolved.however,to access the menu i depressed the button to view 'shots' taken.while in that mode i was able to access the menu but resetting did ****.i still get the same malfunction.chris.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony cyber-shot dsc-w50 problem

Hi!
It's a flash error. Could be flash fuse or flash board. If you have a multimeter and you're ready to open it, contact me at toms.safranovs@gmail.com or contact your local Sony service center.
I work in a Sony service center.

Tom

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Access Probelm with DSC-W50 camera


abrakati,i have the same problem,still unsolved.however,to access the menu i depressed the button to view 'shots' taken.while in that mode i was able to access the menu but resetting did ****.i still get the same malfunction.chris.

May 27, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 Digital Camera

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Turn on but not working


Most all cameras have a "FORMAT" mode that is accessable through your MENU options. Find It and try RE FORMATING YOUR CAMERA. You may lose stored images but it will reset the Camera back to Factory settings. Good Luck

Oct 09, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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I receive ''access'' error


The "Access" will stay there until your camera passes it's self lens test. The test runs 3 times, then gives up with an error message. The cause of this problem is most likely a grain of sand somewhere in the lens. Only a camera tech could possibly ever hope to find it. Replace the camera lens.

Nov 12, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 Digital Camera

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Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Camera help


When i turn my camera on, the lens try to open but it dosen't.It gives me error message 'access' then it says turn off the camera then on, and when i do that nothing changes,help.

Sep 29, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Digital Camera Fault


ACCESS error could happen when lens gets stuck but if it happens when lens moves back and forth without problem it usually means that where the lens assembly plugs into main system board connection is loose. These connections are held in place by a very small thin fragile plastic clip and a few drops could be enough to snap it but not do any other noticeable damage to camera. Camera would need to be opened to see if clip is broken or maybe cable just needs to me reinserted. Either way only open camera if no longer under warranty and you are somewhat handy

Mar 20, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Access Probelm with DSC-W50 camera


well well well a simple way to fix it if u r scraed to whack thn tap the lens,menu part ,sides wid a pensil or a pen...bit little harder atlest d cam should get little vibrations well it really works...belive even i had d same problem just after 15days just d previos day to a holiday...thn i just tapped itwid ma fingure n u wont belive it worked...

Feb 12, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 Digital Camera

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The soluction not working


Tap side of camera with base of hand with 2 or 3 sharp taps.  Then turn camera on.  Problem should be solved.

Oct 18, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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This soluction not working


Hi REYPERLA

I`m afraid resetting the camera will not work. The camera has a lens problem and is therefore giving the error.

Contacting your nearest Sony service centre is your only solution.

Sorry about the bad news : (

Dawiem

Oct 18, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Access problem with DSC-W50


It's a problem with the lens. Usually, the internal focus lens jams up, or is out of alignment. It has to be opened up to be fixed, and the lens might have to be replaced. Occasionally, you can give the camera a good whack in your hand while it's powering up. Just be very careful not to hit the lens, or the LCD; as they can be permanantly damaged. Hit it with your palm on the corner, or edge. Also be sure the camera doesn't fly out of your hand...then it, or something will break, obviously.

Sep 06, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-Shot (DSC-W50) Access Problem


did you try to reset the camera or call sony?

Aug 31, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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