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Sony DSC P73 camera intermittent power on problem

My sony DSC P73 camera is 3 years old. Of late, I am noticing that it does not power on in a consistent fashion. It sometimes turns on without any issues. Sometimes refuses to power on. It is very frustrating -- we are missing a lot of magical moments with our baby. We have ruled out a battery issue, because when it refuses to turn on, then switching to new batteries don't help. But once it turns on, it works fine...

Is Sony doing anything about it -- is there a recall on this product... will they fix it for free... they fixed my Handycam for free, because it was a known issue.

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Hi, The shutter on my sony dsc - p73 will not open all of a sudden is there any hope of being able to sort this?


I'm sorry that the shutter of the sony dsc - p73 will not open. I suggest that you perform a power reset and check the operation.

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
If the issue is not resolved, service will be requred.

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Same as one that's been posted... When I change to picture mode on my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 it automatically powers off. By changing back to view mode it's possible to power on again. Not the batteries....


RESET your camera. Refer to your camera manual for reset instructions. It may require to push a reset button or check this link (copy and paste in your browser windows IE or Firefox):
http://esupport.sony.com/perl/tutorial-display.pl?tut_id=374

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Photos taken in the sun are all blurred & not clear , but inhouse photos are normal ( DSC-P73 4 years old)


the settings of the lens might be too sensitive for bright areas. You can try adjusting this on the settings.

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all you have to do is to throw away your p73 or break it down using hammer. thats all

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Does not give out true image!


Try to do this: 1) Increase the picture ISO and set the ZOOM to max. Here is the manual http://www.docs.sony.com/release/filedownload.asp?Sub=&file=DSCP73.pdf 2) Reset your camera settings to defaults, this will help if it is a software problem. 3) Update your camera firmware. 4) If all didn't work then your camera has a hardware problem and need to be send to Sony Repair and Support Service.. You can access it here: http://eservice.sony.com/webrma/web/index.do Good Luck

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Blurry pictures


Hello Joe Canuk, please contact the nearest Sony dealer/service. One possibble cause can be the CCD unit. Best regards, Arpad

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