Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
Well my camera was working ok but suddenly one day it told me to turn the power off and on again...im kinda frustrated with this...please help!!!
Easy! charge the battery.With power off,whack the base of the camera against the palm of your hand four or five times.wait five minutes,turn camera on and whack the side of the camera nearest the lens against the palm of your hand.then whack the base again and the lens should pop out.Worked for me!!!
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
I hit it a couple times on the Cybershot then again on the side the lens is on and it worked!! I was a little nervous about hitting the camera but it worked..
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
I tried the tapping, etc..etc...My lens was stuck in the open position so I shut the power off and as I shut it off I forced the lens in simultaneously and then powered it up again and it was working..hope it works for you guys...
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Thanks purelucky.....I worked for me on Whacking it 4 or 5 times.
Guys try the same plan....Dont rush to a Service center
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
Try this...With the lens in the open position. Put some wd-40 or even a bit of vegetable oil (pam cooking spray) on the cotton part of a Q-tip. Rub the Q-tip around the outside parts of the extended lens. Worked for me. Good luck!
Posted on May 07, 2008
I had the same problem with a Cybershot DSC-W30.
None of the lens tweaking (or whacking) worked for me but I found that I could trick the camera into working by pressing the 'play' button (to view photos) immediately after I turned the camera on. I could then return to the photo mode.
Posted on Mar 16, 2008
I wish it would have work for me?
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
Well my camera had the same problem its sony dsc-w30 what i did was take a small flat head screwdriver the type that are used to tighten sunglasses insert it in the corner of the lens and gently lift the lense a little then turn power on it should work now
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
It seems to lots of different factors that can cause the same problem. mine once did that and i opened it to the lens, and it worked. now it does the same problem i opened it like at first ,but to no luck.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
After trying all the available solutions I found here, I then placed it on the ground, jumped upon it 7 or 8 times, then glued the fragments back together and it worked relatively the same as it did before I jumped on it...except of course the little lights dont turn on now!
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Hold the snap shot button and power onn
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
OK after the banging in my palm which did work a couple of times, I decided to open the housing. That is the problem. The lens when it is trying to open or close, is rubbing the top cover casing. Although I do not remember dropping my camera something must of happened. So I mean I took it all apart, so go buy those small screwdrivers from lowes for five bucks. I'll describe as best I can. Look at the front of your camera. My model is a Carl Zeiss model with a metal circle around the lens. I found that the lens is either rubbing on the cover as it opens which means it stops itself before it breaks itself. When I took the front cover off, i kind of jiggled the whole lens casing. I even left it unscrewed inside the case now. While the top cover is off try to turn the camera on and off. When I did this, it was flying open and closing as well. It was working as if I just bought the damn thing. Then I put my cover back on and it started F'in up again. So long story short, something must of happened to the lens housing inside the camera casing. You need to see what is pushing the lens casing against the outer cover. I used small pieces of paper under the lens housing to prop it up so it no longer rubs the case cover when it opens. It took time to do this, so only start this if you have an hour or so. Hope this helps. -Sean If you have any questions contact me.
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
Same problem wt my dcs-w70, all the babging and hitting into my palm sevral time, but doesn't work at all..
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
You have this problem because your lens is stuck closed
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
Wel my camera saysa turn the power off and on again, i have a sony cyber-shot 5.1 mega pixeles what should i do?
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
ONE dropp of 3 in one oil or other light oil. rubben on exterior of lens and wiped off should give it enough of an oil coat to make lens operate smoothly
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
there is a problem with the lens already and it might need replacement. chances are the price of a lens is almost equivalent to a new camera.. just buy a new one.
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
My sister had the same problem and I was trying to figure out what it was so I googled it and someone suggested to take the camera and hit it (not very hard) with the lens side down on a table.....This may sound completely crazy but I tried it and it made a weird sound so I turned it off then on again and it worked!! Hope it works!
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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