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Sony Cybershot Model DSC-S600 error message

I get an error message E:61-20, on the view screen, and a buzzing noise when the camera is turned on. Following the manual, I re-initialized the camera, but it made no difference. The camera continues to take good pictures. Tried, restarting with differing batteries, and with and without a memory card, but no difference.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    I seem to have the same problem as others. A whirring noise when i turn on, delay in access, then E:61:29 flashes. All functions seem OK, except I think the zoom is less. Of course Sony suggest re-initializing but this makes no difference. Surely someone has an answer!

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    i also have the same problem. not only that, the screen keeps shaking, i can't take a decent photo at all...

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    My camera, exact same model and everything, is doing the same thing, same error message and the buzzing noise. Still takes decent pictures. I have used the same attempts to fix, new batteries, re-initializing etc.

  • Ladyseahare Jul 29, 2008

    My camera does the buzzing noise when first turned on, I think it is the automatic lens the error code E:60:20 flashes on my screen. I can still take decent pics but I am afraid it will be only a matter of time before iit dies. What is going on???

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    I have the exact same problem as described by Generalsdad and the other users. How do I fix it? Must I bring it to Sony?



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Solution #2 by member scriverb says the viewfinder zoom gears are misaligned. Indeed, the zoom works on the LCD but not the viewfinder. The suggestion of smacking the camera while it's buzzing didn't work for me, though.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008


I also have the same problem. not only that, the screen keeps shaking, i can't take a decent photo at all...

Posted on Apr 15, 2008


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