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Help! model DSC-W80

Everytime i take an image the screen is black, it flahes and stores the picture as a black image, i have checked the shutter and lens and they seem ok. Please can you help?

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The problem with your camera is part of the lens but it not the shutter. It is the CCD it is on the back of the lens if you are inside turn off the flash and in a office light setting try taking a picture to see if you get any type of image. if you do than that confirms it is the ccd. the CCD is what convert the light to data to send the image to memory. if it is too bright and it is defective then you might eather get a white or black screen. Repairs for it can range 85.00 plus shipping and up. let me know if you need anything else hope this helps.

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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 http://eservice.sony.com/ can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.

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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.

Jul 25, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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My dsc-w80 keeps saving all of my pics to the internal memory


Set camera on playback mode, you will see any saved picture in internal memory. Insert memory card and lcd screen will show you either blue screen if memory card has no picture files or will show you picture in memory card. That means memory card is intact with camera and ready to store fresh picture.
Set camera to camera mode and take few fresh pictures and check them in playback mode.
Let me know if you have additional question.
Thanks.

Jul 20, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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Black screen except for diagonal bar of image across middle of screen


Do the icons appear around the image? If so, maybe the front lens shutters are stuck?

Jul 31, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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Issue with my Sony Cyber-shot DCS-W80


Hi!
Does the display itself or just the image blink? Actually, W80, W85 and W90 has a problem with the shutter cable connector - it looses contact from time to time, so the shutter could open or close all the time, changing the amount of light getting through and when shooting doesn't close as the camera is not able to control them normaly as there's a loose connection. If the pictures have horizontal lines (zoom in the picture to check it) then it's 100% this problem. If so, you should contact your local Sony service center and see if they can fix it for free as it's a factory problem. If they don't aggree / ask too much, you can contact me at toms.safranovs@gmail.com and I can try to help you to fix this problem yourself (if you're ready to open it).
I work in a Sony service center.

Hope this helps!

Tom

Jul 30, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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Black Viewing Screen DSC-W80


Hi,
It seems that the problem is of "CCD IMAGER" and the good thing is that SONY repair all these kind of problem free of cost, for this please see the link Sony CCD IMAGER Support. Contact any nearest SONY SERVICE CENTRE for free repair.
Thanks for using fixya.

Jul 22, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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No image on Cybershot DSC-T1


It is known problem of bad ccd imager in Sony DSC-T1 Cyebershot camera and ccd imager will be replaced.
Sony will repair this camera free of cost for ccd imager problem as per announced scheme. You will be charged $20 for shipment.
Click Sony CCD Imager Support fro details.

Apr 12, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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Sony camera screen black dsc t1


Hi,
It is known problem of CCD Imager is DSC-T1 camera and that part will be replaced.
Sony will repair DSC-T1 Free of Cost in bad CCD Imager problem.
Click Sony CCD Support for details.

Feb 24, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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SonyCyberShot DSC W80


If u r unable to see live picture on LCD screen in camera mode, it means CCD Imager of camera isn't working. Contact nearest Sony service shop for proper solution because it requires CCD Imager replacement.

Jun 07, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80


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.

Dec 28, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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