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Sony DSLR-A100, error code 0x5b

My sony camera sometimes does not take a picture. The error code is 0x5b. I need to turn power off to cancel the error code.
Please advise how to solve the problem.

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    My camera is doing the same thing. Took it back where we purchased it and were told that it sounds like the in-body stabilization. Have to contact Sony to get it repaired.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    I just experienced the same problem with my camera this afternoon, 0x5b. I switched the "Super Steady Shot" feature off, then on again, and my camera seems to be working normally again, but as you I very curious of the camera error code as well.

  • toblen Jun 29, 2008

    I have this problem too. On my a100 it happens every time i don't use minimum aperture value.

  • abourayan Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • destiny323 Sep 26, 2008

    i have the same problem. i've tried messing with all the different settings, doing two different resets... all to no avail.

    i spoke with sony a few minutes ago, and it seems the only solution is to send it in and get it repaired for $228 by one of their subcontractors.

    the rep told me this type of error (mine looks like 0x58, but she said that error doesn't exist and the 8 is actually a B... i still don't see it) but anyways, she told me this type of error is a problem with the "aperture programming."

    i asked if it was common among people with this type of camera, and she couldn't give me a straight answer either way. i asked if there was any guarantee after it's fixed that this won't happen again, and she said there is a 90-day warantee after the repair... (woohoo). i asked if anyone had any idea what would trigger this error... she said the technicians would be able to tell.

    i had my camera for 14 months, and this happens. i take meticulous care of it.. it's never banged around, exposed to temperature extremes, etc. i've never had a problem like this with any other camera. i can't take any photos, and i can't figure out why this even happened in the first place... and neither can sony. this is SO annoying.



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Same here. My camera gives me the same error code unless I shoot with the largest aperture/smallest F-number.

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