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Sony digital camera displays "drive error" and won't take pictures

After removing battery and floppy disk I held the on/off button in the on
position for 1 minute. (Sony code 32 clear procedure) Inserted fully charged
battery and floppy and switched on again-only to get "drive error" and C32:01

Repeated procedure several times with no effect.

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Possible bad floppy drive..needs cleaning or replacement

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DISC ERROR


This means the the floppy disk drive has dirty the reader/recorder heads, or the heads are misaligned, or the floppy has a mechanical problem during the reading process.

You can start in blowing compressed air inside the floppy disk.

If it does not work, then the floppy drive will need to be serviced or replaced.

Best regards,

May 29, 2009 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 Digital Camera

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Disk error 13.01


This means the the floppy disk drive has dirty the reader/recorder heads, or the heads are misaligned, or the floppy has a mechanical problem during the reading process.

You can start in blowing compressed air inside the floppy disk.

If it does not work, then the floppy drive will need to be serviced or replaced.

Best regards,

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Can not put 3.5"disk into my FD85


This is an old model of Sony Movica and you can copy all floppy disk pictures in computer.

In your camera floppy drive is defective and requires replacement but floppy drive of MVC-FD85 is not available any more. So bet a new digital camera and think MVC-FD85 is history now.

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Sony Mavica FD75 shows NO DISK when disk has been inserted


The floppy driver has an internal switch that detects when the floppy disk is protected or not.

It is likely such switch is damaged.

It is necessary to open the camera and the floppy drive to fix it.

If you have experience and skills in fixing electronic devices, or want to try it, then you can try its repair.

The alternative is to pay to have repaired, but is more likely that the quote you will receive is to replace the whole floppy drive, which costs around $40.00 plus the repair labor.

Regards,

Jan 21, 2009 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD75 Digital Camera

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How to shut off disk protect


The write protection is on the floppy diskette itself. Make sure the little sliding latch is covering the hole on the right side of the diskette. If you see through two holes on the diskette it is on write protect.

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I get the same problem, what is the solution?

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You may have a bad floppy... Just like floppy drives in PCs sony floppys do go out. If you search around as I did (sorry don't remeber the link) you can find diagrams on how to replace the floppy and they are available for sale! I think we found some for $25 per. Good hunting!

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Disk error


I also have gotten this problem.
I have found that while using the Mediastick adaptor, I get this error when the adaptor's batteries get low. The adapter needs enough power to write to the memory stick, otherwise it writes too slow with low power, thus resulting in the disk error. Hope that helps you.

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Drive error


This is an early floppy drive model yes? Drive error could refer to corrupt floppy disc or a failure of the drive. Check the disc angle first - new disk formatted to camera. If it is not that - then buy another camera A repair I guess will not be an option -but checkout Sony first.

Sep 13, 2007 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 Digital Camera

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This is an early floppy drive model yes? Drive error could refer to corrupt floppy disc or a failure of the drive. Check the disc angle first - new disk formatted to camera. If it is not that - then buy another camera A repair I guess will not be an option -but checkout Sony first.

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