Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 Digital Camera
After 1 year and 9 month, my silver sony dsc-t70 started vibrating. The problem is the exactly the same as what happened with dsc-t20. Sony offers free repair for dsc-t20. I hope they offer free repair to t70 too.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sony have identified a problem with the DSC-T20 camera, where photos
can’t be taken because of vibrating of the camera body. This is due to
a mechanical problem with the lens. The problem only applies to
DSC-T20’s with certain serial numbers. Sony are offering a free out of
warranty repair to solve the issue.
Sony Europe Public Notice
Public Notice and apology to the customers of Sony Digital Still Camera DSC-T20
Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.
Sony has recently discovered an issue with the Digital Still Camera “Cyber-shot” DSC-T20.
Sony will offer a free out of warranty repair to solve the issue. Please contact the nearest Sony Service Centre.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and your kind understanding and cooperation would be much appreciated.
Symptom and cause
Pictures cannot be taken because of vibrating of the camera body. This is due to a mechanical problem with the lens.
Digital Still Camera “Cyber-shot” DSC-T20
The problem described above applies to models with serial numbers in the following range.
Applicable serial numbers
Model Serial N° range
How to check the model name and serial number
The model name and serial number are located on the sticker attached to the bottom of the camera.
Period of free repair
From 17th July 2008 to 16th July 2011
* Please make a backup of your camera’s internal memory data prior to sending it to Sony service center in case recorded data is lost during its repair.
* Sony cannot be held liable for any loss of data when cameras are submitted for repair.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
it's actually a failure with the lens mechanism, I just experienced the same situation....Sony has another T20 that they had the same situation with and they offered to fix the cameras until July 2011..currently checking if Sony will fix this defect in this T70
what you are experiencing probably is best described by this article:
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
if you alsow get vibrationOn Sony T100 and similar,
its the vibration canceling unit, i had the same problem.
if you have good hads you can fix it.( on your oun risk)
1) disasamble the camera, you will see black plastic box inside, this is he lens unit.
2) on the botom you see 2 scrwes, they are holding the CCD remove them and the ccd unit will come from the lens assembly
3) the next is the stabilizer unit it is the problematic one. it is located on the left side of the lens asebly and is held by 2 screws.
you can test it by puling out the cable connected to it (the conector is just under the lens) and verifign that the problem is solved. ( you can leave it this way it will shoot fine just without the anti shake)
4) to fix it take it out ,remove the plastic cover, you see the lens on a plastic mount it should be glued to the magnet under it. the problem is that the glue fals apart.
remove one of the pins on wich it slides, and take the lens and the magnet out.
5) reglue the magnet and reasemble the camera.
6) power up and test, for me that solved the problem
if you need more help you can mail me at adisarit(et)yahoo(dot)com this is spam mail so be prepared to wait a few days for reply.
this was tested and worked on 2 additional cammeras
Posted on May 26, 2010
There is no option in the DSC-T70 Camera to enable or disable the vibrate option. The vibration in the Camera is a malfunction. The Camera may experience an issue where an abnormal internal vibration and an inability to properly focus and take pictures. Try the following troubleshooting steps and check if the issue can be resolved.
Follow the steps below to perform a manual power reset.
Turn off the Camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the Camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Re-insert the battery pack.
Turn on the Camera.
If the issue persists after the power reset, then reset the Camera back to factory default.
To reset the Camera back to factory default, select the INITIALIZE option under Main Settings 1 Menu of the Camera to OK. (HOME-->SETTINGS-->MAIN SETTINGS-->MAIN SETTINGS 1-->INITIALIZE-->OK).
If the issue occurs again, then service may be required.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2010
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