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Camera will not take photos

When powered on to take pictures, my camera give a message with a beeping sound saying to "Turn the power off and on again"?

What can I do to be able to take photos.

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Re: Camera will not take photos

Its hard but must of all problems people have with those cameras its cuz they've dropped it or hadle them in rude ways(Now if u want to be in denial be my guest). The Problems have to do with the "Motherboard(a green-square-plastic-chipset inside the camera) Connectors"(the connectors to the motherboard) i "DO NOT" Recomend you to open it but the problem lais there some of the connectors come off with the impact of a fall or mistreatment and some one with eye precision has to take a look at it cuz the parst are as tiny as they get and to fix it it takes about an hour of patience.

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Re: Camera will not take photos

Remove the battery and keave fir a minute
Reinsert and try once more.
It the problem persists then contact Sony Customer support for further advice.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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