Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S85 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Problem accessing memory stick

When i turn my camera on i get the error message C:13:01 (memory stick error). I know the stick is fine does anyone know of a solution to the problem?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Problem accessing memory stick

I had the same problem. I bought a 2 gig memory pro-duo with the adapter and it gave me that error even though it fit just fine. I then tried a 512 memory stick and a 1 gig memory stick and neither one worked it gave me the C:13:01 error code. So I found out the hard way that the camera will not read it. The Sony DSC-S85 will not take memory above a 128. Try the Lexar 64MB memory stick. I just bought 4 and they work perfectly fine.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 48 Answers
Re: Problem accessing memory stick

Unfortunatley some cameras with not accept new tech memory formats..
Some company's will work others will have a sony cover on them but might be a different type of memory format or compression.
suxs but I have experienced it with cameras adding huge amount of gigs and getting errors but then adding another brand with huge amount of gigs again but it worked? go figure... memory is memory right? seems it's not.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 107 Answers

SOURCE: Memory Stick error c:13:01

Is your new 2GB memory stick is original from Sony or after market? some of them will not detect in CAM because the contact on MS were not touched iside the slot of CAM
Reinsert your 512 MB MS if it work fine then change your 2MB MS
Good luck

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a cyber shot DSC-S80 which has been working fine for ages. However I deleted some photos from the memory stick whilst it was in my computer and now I get the 'memory stick error' message flashing...

Try to format memory stick with the camera's facilities. Maybe the camera doesn't recognize the stick.
You can try another memory stick to know exactly what it happened.

Mar 24, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S80 Digital Camera

1 Answer

When you turn on the camera, message Memory stick error appears. Camera works fine with internal memory but not when using sony memory stick PRO DUO

Try to format memory stick through camera menu to solve this problem and if camera wont allow to format then try/ replace memory stick as this PRO DUO could be defective.
If another memory stick gives same problem then memory stick slot connectors could be bad and visual check by local camera repair shop is required.

Feb 27, 2011 | Sony Digital Cameras

1 Answer

My FujiFilm FinePix F47 fd has an error message that keeps saying 'Read Error' Help Please!!!


The Read Error message displayed on the Camera when accessing the images which was not recorded correctly. This may also happen when the Memory Stick is corrupted to record or read the files. Please check if the message is displaying when accessing all the images. If it happens with all the images, then it may be an issue with the Camera or the Memory Stick.
To check if the issue is with the Memory Stick, try using a different Memory Stick and check if the message displays.This may also happen when an attempt was made to play back the image or the movie that was not recorded on this camera.
Try to wipe the contact area on the Memory Card with a soft, dry cloth. It may be necessary to format the Memory Card (Format option is available in the Setup 2 Menu of the Camera). If the message still appears, service may be required.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Jan 21, 2011 | Fuji FinePix F47fd Digital Camera

1 Answer

Problems with my Sony Cybershot W210

1) Make sure that you're not using more than 4 GB memory stick pro duo with the camera. Then try to remove the memory stick and capture 2 images in the internal memory and turn OFF and turn ON the Camera and check. If the error message comes, its the issue with the Camera itself and requires service after resetting. to reset the Camera, select Initialize under Main Settings 1 menu under Settings. if the issue persists, the camera may require service
If its working fine, transfer all the images to the Computer and format the memory stick. Formatting will delete all the contents. If the issue persists, memory stick should be replaced.

Sep 21, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I have had my camera for about 4-5 years. It has worked great. lately it has started to act weird. when I turn it on the screen says access and wont let me take a picture. then after a few minutes the...

Go to camera Menu and select Initialize, OK.
Camera will turn on itself, if problem still exist, tap camera gently and turn On again to solve lens access problem.
Memory stick error can be solved by formatting it through Format menu in camera. Use another memory stick in camera to make sure that camera is OK.

Aug 12, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

4 Answers

Error message: Reinsert the Memory Stick"

The problem is with the memory card. It probably just shorted internally and is no longer useful. The amount of memory is not the problem, as I used a 4GB card for a long time and my card finally went bad. You will just have to get another memory card and MAYBE find someone to be able to retrieve your data.

Aug 09, 2009 | Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Memory stick error when camera is turned on

How about download the user manual from this link

and then, please read page 106 and follow the sugestions they have relative to your memory error.

Are you using the correct memory type recommended for your camera?

Did you insert the memory stick in correctely?

Is the metal part of the memory stick and the camera clean?

Did you accidently recorded video for a long time on the memory stick. The memory stick may be full.

Did you unlock the memory stick if it has one?

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 27, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V1 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Problem with memory stick adaptor

take the memory stick out and blow hard into the loading slot.sometimes a bit of dust can inpair the connection.i had the same problem and tried this and it worked

Jan 27, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Memory stick error

Try using another memory stick, or insert a confirmed good memory stick, if OK, the memory stick is defective, if the same error, try pressing reset at the back of camera, a small hole beside the the DC jack. if OK, then fine, if still the same, camera needs repair. thanks

Sep 12, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Memory Stick Error

Have you tried re-formatting the cards? If you can't with the camera you should be able to with a card reader. It's probably the camera, unfortunately, but this is worth a shot...

Sep 13, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F707 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S85 Digital Camera Logo

361 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Digital Cameras Experts

Larry Spears
Larry Spears

Level 3 Expert

625 Answers

Vish Iyer
Vish Iyer

Level 2 Expert

74 Answers

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Level 2 Expert

84 Answers

Are you a Sony Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides