Question about Cameras

1 Answer

Sony digital camera shutter/lens setting - Cameras

Posted by on

  • ham1
    ham1 Jul 03, 2008

    To be more specific, the camera turns on, shows all the features with setup settings etc., but when placed on camera to take pictures, it goes blank, shows no image of any kind, and the lens will not open, and the camera turns off immediately. When pressing the power button, it beeps but does not turn on. Is there a setting marker for the lens gear, and if so, what is it, and where is it? Thanks.

  • ham1
    ham1 Jul 10, 2008

    My camera model is Sony DSC-P52. I did not receive your solution question about the model # in my regular email, but received it through site. Thanks.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 13,433 Answers

Can you be more spesific?

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Ekse Jul 03, 2008

    Could you also post me the model of your sony camera.

    You may have to send this in for service, but we can try a reset - will need to know the model first.

    I will be able to provide better answers ones I know the model / camera we are talking about.

    here are a few repair places I can recommend you in advance.

  • Ekse Jul 10, 2008

    Do you have a error message? I guess not?

    Try the reset button, it will reset the settings date time and others.

    if a reset doesn't solve it

    then, theres a fault in the camera, and when the problem happens - eg lens wont extend mechanism stuck or broken. it flashes a red light or beeps etc (depends on model) and shuts off.

    You have to send this one in for service Im afraid.

    (here are a few repair places I can recommend you in advance.

    And to make sure that we are not missing a simple settings I went and got the manual.

    If you feel that it may be a setting somewhere, you can have a look in the manual, I had a quick check and didn't find anything special.

    But the camera turning off instantly alone is not normal and would indicate a problem.

  • Ekse Jul 10, 2008

    Also check with sony / your dealer incase you still have warranty on the camera.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to an Expert (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does my Shutter locks when taking picture

This is a common fault in such models. carefully open the back cover and bottom of your camera thus you can find the shutter opening gears and related parts. with the help of a needle apply some silicon grease on this gears let it free by rotating the parts then fix the covers it will work properly, check the condition of the battery in some cases weakness of the battery also cause this

Sep 05, 2014 | Sony A Alpha - Camera Digital Slt-a65v Slr...

1 Answer

When I open the lens, the screen is dark and displays no image of the object I want to photograph

If you see the display information on modes - but no images of the object and the photos are black - for two reasons:
1. Defective matrix camera (CCD). Require replacement of the matrix, setting the camera after replacement - the setting is only able to engineer Sony service center.
2. Does not work in the camera shutter - to replace or repair the unit shutter in the lens. Repair is possible at any repair workshop of digital technology.
3. If you do not see any picture on the screen - the display is damaged camera - needed to be replaced.

The exact cause and complete diagnosis is possible only after the removal of the camera.

Oct 23, 2012 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sony dsc-w190 won't turn on

The system control board has shut the camera down to prevent damage, the lens housing will need to be replaced because you have two problems, one the lens is jammed and second the shutter is open, the cost to repair will be equal if not more than a new one.

Mar 31, 2012 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My camera sony cybershot DSC_W30 is fall down in sand and shutter can't open


Here is a tip that I wrote about How to get a Digital Camera Lens to work again

Steps to Repair a Digital Camera Lens

Apr 26, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

1 Answer

A700 flashing "lens" message

Is the lens switched to manual as well as the mode dial. If the compatable lens is a minolta requiring an M42 adapter make sure that the protruding arm/rod is operating the shutter when depressed and that the adapter when fitted operates the lens when turned from auto to manual. Good luck.

Jun 27, 2009 | Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

1 Answer

Shutter stays open

Lens is jammed , needs to stripped and reset.

Apr 21, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Poor focus

Are you using a DX lens. Do you know if you have the camera's auto focus set to AF (auto focus) or M (manual)? There are many things that effect the focus and as an added note, any shots over 1/60 shutter speed in normal light should be in focus without the need of a tripod.

I shoot a D80 and a D70 and I have excellent results and very clear pictures, I'd be will to bet that either your lens is incompatible with the camera or it's just a setting. I'd be happy to help if you could give more info to your settings.

Jul 18, 2008 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

Shutter button won't work

i think ur lens get damged when u droppped ur camera........
it is very difficult to change it..
not sure but u should contact ur service provider.....

Jun 04, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens adaptor

The good news is that it is possible to get the camera to operate with the lens & adapter :-)

The bad news is that you'll only be able to use it in manual mode :-(

To get the camera(s) to actually fire, you will need to change some settings.

For the Maxxum 7:

Go to Custom settings (No.16) and change to 'Lock Off'.

For Maxxum 7D

Go to the settings menu (purple cog icon) and then to sub-menu 3. Change Shutter lock to Off.

With the camera set to Manual mode, you can still use the built-in meter. Half-press the shutter button and you will see a metering scale appear in the viewfinder. This will indicate whether the shutter/aperture setting you've selected will over/under-expose the image. Adjust your settings until the indicator bar is over the zero.

Hope this helps,


PS. Even if you could somehow modify the adapter, the lens won't have the necessary electrical and mechanical coupling for the cameras to control it in an automatic mode.

Mar 05, 2008 | Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D...

1 Answer

Shutter stuck.

hellow shutter stuck there is a flex moving circuit in the using long it get damaged it self.shutter assy depends on it to work n if is deffective,replacement required so no one help u by u need a camera repairer.try near u.... thanks....

Jul 23, 2006 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides