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Hi My sony a100 Digital Camera is flashing a red ( --E- ) in the bottom of the screen & it's asking me if i wanna format it :L Please help it is so important !

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SOURCE: sony memory stick pro duo format error

Use this memory stick in other Sony camera to confirm it. Problem still exist means memory stick is bad/ internal breakage.

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SOURCE: Sony A100 - Buttons won't work

Simular problem, camera will not take pictures in auto mode, after turning on remove and reinstall lens and it does works, till next shot off. Also after taking picture displays the picture taken, then I push scroll and can look at all pic on memory card. At the time I push "menu" and can enter and edit all camera functions. I know it is a round about way, but beats paying sony $225 flat fee to fix something wich should be a free reapir, because the camera is good, I think it is a faulty software problem only. Trying to install the latest firmware does not cure the problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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I think I solve the problem wih my sony camera.
After readin almost all posts on this problem I lost hope to save my photos from that "Format error" stick. So first I start to format the memory with the camera, after 5-6 minutes it says everything is formated. I restarted the camera but again there was a memory error message, but this time the blue screen has gone and I can see where lens are pinting. After that i start the format function again on my camera, but after a few seconds (just at the moment when it starts to format) i took put the batteries. When I put the batteries again the memory stick pro duo was empty. So I downloaded a program for memory restore (Rescover my Photos) Here is a link with program with C.. R... A.. C... K... http://www.2baksa.net/news/27705/
So that program found all the pictures and the movies that were on that stick. You must take a deep scan to the memory and have a full battery life to take out the pictures. So, good luck.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Alpha 100 gives error message when attempting to take pic.

Hi! I just had the same problem with my Sony A100, when I tried two different CF cards. I was getting the same error message as reported above: "Unable to use card" then "Format?" then that format fails. Thinking the camera is broken, I checked online camera repair sites and also called Sony directly. Sony's flat rate, and that of PrecisionCamera is $228 to fix CF card failure. Then my daughter said, "the CF card in my room works fine in the camera" - and lo and behold - it does. The CF card that works is brand PQI and is marked Hi-Speed 60 2Gb. The cards that do NOT work are marked SanDisk Ultra II 1.0Gb and SanDisk 128 Mb. So my advice is, before you give up on the camera as broken, try a number of different CF cards first.

The second cause of CF failure is if someone has pushed a CF card in the wrong way. That can bend one or more of the tiny metal contact pins in the CF socket in the camera. Look carefully to see that all the pins are straight up. [I don't know how one can straighten these pins, or if the whole socket would need to be replaced...but at least you can determine the cause of the CF failure.]

Best regards - Michael

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Red vertical lines and horizontal flashing lines on viewing screen plus fuzzy picture.

Its bad ccd imager problem in your Sony DSC-T1 camera and Sony will repair it free of cost.
Click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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Well, the good news is that there's probably no fault with the camera itself. It could be something as simple as the CF card being pushed in the wrong way. A look through the user manual will likely help you get to the bottom of your issue:
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How do I format a memory card for my sony a100 digital camera


The format command is in the playback 1 menu.

Press the MENU button. Use cursor-left/right to select Playback (right-pointing triangle) and press the button at the center of the cursor pad. Use cursor-left/right to select "1" then use cursor-up/down to select "Format".

If you need a manual you may download a copy from here.

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If the lens was the only area to get wet then yes replacing it should resolve the issue.

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Check the memory stick if its full and delete some photos......then try and take a shot.
the four red zeroes are counters for the number of shots u have taken.....it simply indicates you have a full memory stick.
Mine played the same trick on me too.

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When I inset my memory card into my camera it reads memory card requires formatting. What does this mean? used several memory cards they all say the memory needs formatting, i'm screwed


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if you used already different kinds of memory and it has the same problem and no changes happen.
i think the probem is in your camera maybe you can bring your unit to a service center and try to ask them to reformat or reprogram it for you.

thanks,

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Might be 2GB card is more then enough for camera hardware o handle. Try 1GB card in this camera.

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Sony Alpha 100 gives error message when attempting to take pic.


Hi! I just had the same problem with my Sony A100, when I tried two different CF cards. I was getting the same error message as reported above: "Unable to use card" then "Format?" then that format fails. Thinking the camera is broken, I checked online camera repair sites and also called Sony directly. Sony's flat rate, and that of PrecisionCamera is $228 to fix CF card failure. Then my daughter said, "the CF card in my room works fine in the camera" - and lo and behold - it does. The CF card that works is brand PQI and is marked Hi-Speed 60 2Gb. The cards that do NOT work are marked SanDisk Ultra II 1.0Gb and SanDisk 128 Mb. So my advice is, before you give up on the camera as broken, try a number of different CF cards first.

The second cause of CF failure is if someone has pushed a CF card in the wrong way. That can bend one or more of the tiny metal contact pins in the CF socket in the camera. Look carefully to see that all the pins are straight up. [I don't know how one can straighten these pins, or if the whole socket would need to be replaced...but at least you can determine the cause of the CF failure.]

Best regards - Michael

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When using flash, my sony cyber-shot dsc-t10 takes forever to take pictures!


Have you tried Hi-Speed memory cards, as writing speed of the card affects the response time of camera, I am using Sony MSX-M2GN 2GB and it's gives me quite good response.

Other thing you might try is format the memory card using camera, camera has card format functionality and it does also improve the performance of the camera.

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