Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
This seems to happen when the Lens unit in the Camera is stuck and not retracting. The possible troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue are power resetting and factory resetting.
Remove the batteries from the Camera.
Press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds.
Then, reinsert the batteries after 1 minute.
Factory reset:(This can be performed only if the Menu of the Camera is accessible)
To reset the Camera, select the INITIALIZE Option from the SET UP1 Menu of the Camera to OK.
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What is most likely happening is there is something obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand). If this is the problem you could try blowing compressed air from canned air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is obstructing the movement of the lens. If this doesn't work you could try putting the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointed up while holding the shutter button in press the power button. This will sometimes help if something is out of alignment inside the lens. If neither of these options work I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps!
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Posted on Jul 16, 2008
As you have noted the lens is the root cause of this noise problem. I really believe there is grit in the lens gear thats preventing it from zooming or re-tracing. As for the blurring this can happen due to shutter lag.. a notorious problem in some of the powershot models. Either ways your camera needs service by an authorized professional. I would not advise you to try and clean the lens gear yourself as it can very easily get messed up and it would significantly rise the cost of the repair.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
View is not get displaying in the screen when i select other than Easy mode.If i select auto mode it is displaying only the black screen.Any idea why it is like this?
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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