Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W220/B Digital Camera

1 Answer

My Sony Cybershot Camera was dropped in water accidentally the other day. I have let it dry out as much as possible for 2 days. When I tried to use it, the camera still takes pics as it did before but it keeps saying "insert memory card" Anything more I can do? Is it worth trying it on with Sony as it's only 4 months old. Only thing is that I know that water damage is not normally covered. If they see water damage, will they bill me for the repair?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,871 Answers

Try this and rate me if useful :
This works on most mini electronic devices like cellular phones and degital cameras etc .

it sounds crazy .

Remove the back (or Cover ) of the phone( or Camera ), battery, and SIM if your phone ( or Device ) uses one , DIRECTLY
.

Then, with a q-tip (or something similar), dab the connection points (shiny, goldish) on the battery, SIM, and phone. This should aid in drying.

Finally, place all contents in a bag of uncooked rice (separately, do not put back together just yet). it sounds crazy , but it draws the moisture out.

It normally is working after just 7-8 hours, but I would wait 12 hours or even 24 hours before attempting to use (just to be sure).

beware the water damage, despite being dry now, will void any warranties. Also, the phone's hardware is now weakened and if you drop it, the green mother board and circuitry could shatter - so be more careful.


This does work on electronic devices aside from phones as well. Simply tailor it to your device. If you do not have a SIM (Verizon phones, cameras, all others), remove only the battery. If you have an iPhone/iPod or GPS and cannot remove the battery, simply make sure it is all the way off, then put it in the rice bag. All electronic devices react the same to the rice trick.
Here is a related link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Otjgd48nY

best regards .

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cybershot got wet


I think you have to look for a new camera. Sometimes you can save an electronic apparatus, after it became wet, by drying it for several days in a bag off rice. (or some other stuff like cilia gel). But when you have switched the thing on and it does not work as expected, when the water did not damage it, then certainly a current on the wrong place did. Sony does not handle water in camera as a warranty issue.

Dec 29, 2013 | Sony Cybershot DSCW310 Digital Camera

Tip

Dropped it it water?


This happens quite often, someone accidentally drops their camera, mobile phone or whatever electrical device in water.

Always worth trying, but can't guarantee the outcome, some times it works ok, sometimes it doesn't but, it doesn't make anything worse either.

First and most important thing to do is take the batteries out. Straight away as soon as physically possible.

ie;- out of the water , out come the batteries, out come any memory cards.

With luck you've saved it, now open any cover or slots that you can and pour out any water that will come.

Dry it off and take it home then put it in a warm dry place for a few days some where like an airing cupboard or above (not on) a radiator.

Give it time to dry out thoroughly, if there's any mist on the screens, its not ready, then put the batteries back in and give it a go.....................good luck

on Apr 14, 2011 | Cameras

1 Answer

Sony Dsc h2o dropped in water


you need to replace the card or dry it out samewhere warm

Apr 03, 2012 | Sony Cybershot DSC-W320 14.1MP

1 Answer

Accidentally my cam slipped in water not completely but partially. now power on off arent possible. its gone. how much does it cost 2 get repair?


According to the parts that have gone defect you can estimate a price.

You will first have to know what parts are defect.

Mar 06, 2011 | Sony Cybershot DSCW310 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-S750. I recently dropped it in some water, so I came home, took the battery out and dried the camera for 2 1/2 days. Now when I take pictures there are white lines running...


First of all, you're lucky it turned on at all. Usually, a camera must be buried in a bowl of dry rice for a week before it is completely dry. Even then, only if it was dropped in distilled water would it work properly. Ordinary water will leave deposits that will change the way the camera behaves. Salt water is even worse...it will continue to corrode the electronics long after the incident.

Nov 11, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Orange light stays on and camera doesnt switch on


Water is second only to fire as being the most destructive thing you can subject your camera to.

Sorry, but it is a write-off. Even after drying out there will be residual and ongoing corrosion and retained moisture in internal components. This is specifically why your warranty is invalidated by such damage and why no camera repairer will even attempt a repair.

All you can do is to see whether you can claim for accidental damage on any insurance policies which you may have.

Feb 11, 2010 | Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sony cybershot dsc S650


To salvage the pictures you could just use a memory card reader. As for the camera itself I cannot say, but by your description it doesn't sound promising.

Feb 04, 2008 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Drowned Sony Cybershot S650


Hi Tc77,

Your camera can be fixed but it will be expensive to change the lcd screen your best bet is to buy a new camera as with a new camera your can get accidental damage cover so if anything like this happens you now the camera can be fix or replaced this is just a suggestion of option.

Dec 07, 2007 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

1 Answer

DSC P52 cybershot camera


I cannot provide the answer but i think it may have something to do with the shutter mechanism. When you dropped it, something inside the mechanism may have bent or stopped. Don't take the camera apart yourself, take it to a specialist such as an electronics store. I hope this helps. Good Luck!

Sep 11, 2007 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Sony Cybershot


Turning on may have killed it. however try this. Take the batteries and card out and leave the doors open Take a polythene bag and place in it a quantity of uncooked rice or salt tied into a suitable cloth. put the camera in and seal the bag. leave in a warm dry place for several days This may save it -or it may not.

Aug 02, 2007 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W220/B Digital Camera Logo

799 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

james laughton
james laughton

Level 3 Expert

2180 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...