Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera
When I switch on the Camera the message turn power off and on again appears and the lens goes in and out 3 times. I can get into the home menu and view the pics on the memory card but cannot take any pictures. Is there a way of reseting the camera so that it switches on normally
I had the same problem, I gently pried open the black windows of the shutter with my index finger nail, and applied very gentle pressure (pulling outward) while I pressed the power button. THEN... the whole zoom assembly moved EVER SO SLIGHTLY. So, I repeated the exact same process, with a little bit of pressure... and voila... the lens assembly opened fully and I was able to take pictures.
Posted on May 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may require professional repair.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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