Question about Cameras
I took batteries out let it sit for a week and it worked for 3 days. Also tried factory reset from menu which let me take one picture and then nothing.
It looks that your rechargeable battery inside your camera is about to die. Try to connect your camera to your laptop with USB cable or with the one that comes with the camera and see if camera is working properly. If not - replace the battery.
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
Testimonial: "Thank you Emil for your response. When I hook the camera up to the PC via USB it goes into USB transfer pics to PC mode which does not allow for picture taking. I have an older model of this camera that has a broken memory card reader so I took it apart to see if I could locate the rechargeable battery. I did not find a battery but I stopped shy of dismantling it to a point where I could not get it back together."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: camera won't stay turned on
If you need it you can get the user manual on this link; http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/digital_cameras/dimage-z/dimage_z1/D_Z1_E.pdf The hard reset involves dismantling the camera and un-soldering the memory/clock back-up battery from the main board (check page 112 under batteries). This battery needs replacing after around 3-5 years and is the most likely cause of your problem - they recommend getting it done at an authorised service centre which is good advice unless you have a lot of technical skill - quite a fiddly job to do and to get to - also professional tools are recommended in order not to damage the camera. Konica Minolta have now passed service responsibility for this camera to Sony - please post back with your location and I can try to find a convenient service centre. The back-up battery in question is probably relatively cheap (you would have to get the serial number from it for me to check for sure), but the labour involved in replacing it may possibly make the replacement a bit costly, but still should be much less than a new camera of the same quality. Hope this helps :)
Posted on Sep 06, 2007
The exactttt same thing happened to me. I think i still have a warranty on it, and every body has been trying to help me, but it seems the camera is just retarded- and just needs to be replaced
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
Ok, here's a couple of long shots to try...
If there is a backup battery remove that also and let it sit for some time with the power switch in the on position (if it has one)
also check the battery contacts are clean. Refit both batteries and try again.
Beyond that unfortunately it sounds like a main board failure. If you have any warranty on the camera return it, if not its likely the cost of replacement would be fairly high but worth checking with HP.
If your handy and fancy a go at it yourself it may be worth opening it to check nothing has become dislodged, but this is unlikely. else pick up a faulty one off ebay, one with a broken LCD or lens and have a bash at swapping the main board out yourself.
A WARNING ABOUT OPENING DIGITAL CAMERAS THEY BITE
Before opening a digital camera its recommended you let it sit for some time (like a week) with no batteries in. There ia a large capacitor (like a battery) which can be charged up to 300v if you touch the contacts or anything connected to it it really is like a shock from the mains.. I have been bitten many times...
This can damage the delicate parts within because of high voltages but more often because you almost always drop the darn thing..
Best of luck
Posted on May 26, 2008
I had the same problem and rectified it by going to Nikons website , follow this link for the answer:
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
SOURCE: Lens error
Powershot S3 IS: lens error message, lens juddering on startup but not coming out. Tried all tricks on internet without success, so decided to dismantle camera. Localised fault to optical position encoder on first transfer gear of the ultrasonic motor which controls lens position. Sensor was misaligned and/or dirty, so the camera could not detect motor rotation. Removed sensor, cleaned it, glued back in position with cyanoacrylate glue. Reassembled camera (only one internal bolt left over - not bad!) Working 100% again.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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