Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

My question is as follows:
Just turn on the digital machine, when in a room with a low light the lcd screen is dark and then appear horizontal white and black rows . Changing the settings the problem is not resolved and only lighting and shutting down the machine digital screen clear and the image can make good photos. Who helps me to resolve this problem?

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  • checco Dec 28, 2007

    Basically the problem is that turning on the camera often appears on the
    LCD screen framed picture, however distorted with horizontal white
    stripes and black and if I try to make a picture is distorted color striped horizontal.Questo problem affects only low light conditions.

    digital camera is virtually new and under warranty but I bought on not have the receipt of purchase. The guarantee applies
    the same? and what says me Sony Assistance?



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I brought W80 the Sony Service Center, and they have said me that between 10 days I'll take camera ....I hope good!

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It sounds like a problem called Banding. In banding, charge is spilled from saturated CCD cell to teh neighbouring cells. There is nothing you can do about it except exchange the camera.

Try contacting Sony support.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

  • John Abbott Dec 28, 2007

    Definitely sounds like a defective camera. Pixmania should exchange it based on your name, address and credit card.

    Sony support might identify the problem based on the camera's serial number.

    btw, thank you for the vote of confidence :-)



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Maybe you can take a look to the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W80 Manual for finding the answer.

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When I turn it on the screen stays black until I

  1. Ensure the camera is turned on.
  2. If applicable, ensure the lens cover has been removed before taking pictures.
  3. Ensure the LCD backlight is turned on by pressing the DISPLAY button several times until the screen appears. NOTE: Depending on the camera model, the DISPLAY button may be labeled as DISP or with a display icon [FIG. 1]. This button could be a standalone button or incorporated as one of the control arrow buttons depending on the model of camera.
  4. If operating the camera with a battery, ensure the battery is fully charged.
  5. Ensure the battery is inserted properly in the camera.
  6. If operating the camera with the power adapter, ensure it is plugged into a working AC outlet.
  7. Ensure no Audio/Video (A/V) cables are connected for viewing pictures on a TV; the LCD screen will not display when an A/V cable is connected.
  8. Perform a reset procedure on the camera.
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required. The Sony Service Web site at can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.

Try to reset the camera to original settings:
How to reset a Cyber-shot® digital still camera back to original factory settings. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif Cyber-shot cameras nowadays have a built-in rechargeable battery for retaining time, date, and other settings. Since the built-in rechargeable battery is not removable, current Cyber-shot camera models can only be returned to the original factory settings by pressing a small RESET button on the camera or by using an Initialize option in the menu.
Older-model Cyber-shot cameras (prior to the year 2000) do not have a built-in rechargeable battery and do not have a RESET button or Initialize option in the menu. These cameras require a manual power reset.
IMPORTANT: To determine whether or not your camera has a RESET button or Initialize option, or for other model-specific information to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product. Manuals are available online in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony® eSupport Web site.
Follow the appropriate procedure below for your camera.
Using an Initialize option in the menu
Since Cyber-shot cameras have different menu system layouts, refer to the instruction manual specific for your camera model.
Using a RESET button
  1. Locate the RESET button on the camera.
  2. Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds.
  3. After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.
Performing a manual power reset
  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Remove the battery pack.
  3. Remove the button-sized lithium battery.
  4. Allow the camera to remain without power for 30 seconds.
  5. Reinsert the button-sized lithium battery.
  6. Reinsert the battery pack.
  7. Turn on the camera.

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English Manual

Hi - You can download the manual from the link underlined in blue below:


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