Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S60 Digital Camera
When camera is turned on it says access, we can look at pics, but we cannot take pictures it then goes to a screen that says turn the power off then on again.
Banging and dropping alone didn't get mine to cooperate but I took out the memory stick and batteries for a while. Then decided for the heck of it (a few hours later) to put it all back and try again. Not sure if getting all the "stuff" out helped it clear itself but my daughter is now very happy to have a camera. Within an hour of my husband on travel purchasing me a new camera, this one started working.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Thanks! IT worked! Awesome! I love this camera of mine and now after three years of ownership it works again! I thought I would try this fix because I have nothing to lose since the cost of fixing the camera would be more than actually buying a new camera.
My problems began when I left my Sony DSC-S60 camera in a very hot car. My genius brother and nephew said the temperture and humidity expanded some of the gears and/or the opening mechanism. They said I would have to take it in for repair or just buy a new one.
I tried new batteries, and jarring and banging the camera somewhat lightly at first on a countertop with no success. I even thought of putting it in a plastic container in the freezer for a few hours to see if I could undue the "heat damage".
At any rate, I just saw this posting and I just dropped it twice on a hard carpeted floor, (truly hard -concrete underneath the carpeting with minimal or no padding) and EUREKA!! It works! It works!!
I might caution those trying this great fix, avoid concrete or tile floors and when you "drop" the camera do so from waist hight at first and try to get the camera to hit on the bottom of the camera, not the delicate front (the lens aperature) fo the camera.
Wow! am I ever happy. My camera back in time for the holidays AND NO MORE LEAVING IT IN A HOT CAR OR OTHER INCLEMENT CONDITIONS!!!! Good luck friends.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Same problem too!
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
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