Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera
Sony Camera Memory Stick Error DCS-F717
If you are receiving C 1301 Error Memory stick error.
First clean the contacts on the memory stick with a pencil eraser Reinstall if no check the slot in the camera for debris paper etc... blow it out with a can of air If no Reset the camera with the button below the mem stick housing it says reset, use a paper clip if no cycle the camera by removing the battery and turn on and off If no and seriously here turn the camera on with the memory stick installed tap the camera into the palm of your hand give it a light jolt on all four sides cycle the on off of the camera between taps. Wacky but it will clear this error code.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
Got the same error code. Thought I was done for. Did the pencil eraser thing. No success. Wacked it a couple of times and BINGO!!!. Don't know how long it will last though. I'll report back.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Thanks puppydodger I did the cleaning thing but was a little scepticle of the jolting thing, spent the last week researching new cameras after finding out how much it was going to cost to fix it ($300+) finally decided to go ahead and give the thing a shake and sure enough - IT'S working now! Hope it lasts though.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
Have had this problem myself for a while now - also the screen that I thought was dying - the memory stick problem (1) have tried the cleaning and even got a bit radical with this on the stick as I used a little bit of silvo polish to clean up contacts - looked like it had fixed it but back it came again. I lost my rag with it a bit and as I have updated to an F828 model gave it a bloody good whack!! - mmmm camera seems to be going ok now I guess I shook something in it - may well be a bit of a dry joint somewhere. I am not too sure if I would recommend doing this but had to make a comment after reading PuppyDogers fix :-). (2) The screen - These cameras have had a fault in the past with the screen blacking out - Sony will repair this for free as it looks to be a generic fault with them.
On the F828 - the reports state it to be better than the F727 - I disagree as low light with the 828 is not a good look and its auto system exposure just cannot compare with the 727'S and the low light pics from the 828 end up overexposed and blurred to hell. I am not a camera 'buff' and enjoy the ability to be able to point and shoot in the auto mode. With the 727 - no worries in low light or with flash pictures - all nice and bright - with the 828 in low light dull blurred pics and in flash mode yellow pictures and shadows galore behind subjects.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
Format the memory stick
Posted on May 26, 2008
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