Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
I've had the same problem as everyone else on this thread (the screen
says "access" and the lens goes in and out and takes like 3 minutes to
finally retract itself, but I've also had an additional problem, which is:
The camera works when I initially start it up after not touching it for a few days, but the lens is really not focusing at all. The pictures are unfocused (but not grainy, if that makes any difference - just generally unfocused). I've tried turning macro and on and off but it doesn't change anything. It just seems like holding the picture-taking-button halfway down to focus doesn't do anything at all. After I go to the picture viewing screen, I can view the pictures, but then once I try to go back to the picture-taking mode, the problem with the lens not wanting to retract and the "access..." on the screen occurs.
The problem started soon after I uploaded a bunch of pictures on to my computer (the pictures were fine, which was pretty fortunate) and I accidentally left the camera on and the battery ran out. I'm not sure if that gives you any insight...
Anyway, I'm really frustrated because these problems happened only a few weeks after my warranty ran out, so I really don't want to have to send it in for repair. Any help would be greatly appreciated! If you are unable to offer a solution that works on my camera, however, then if you could offer a rough estimate on how much it might cost me to send in my camera, I would really appreciate it. If that's not possible, it's okay, but I really just want a ballpark measure so that I'll be able to make a decision on whether or not I should get it fixed or (very unhappily) invest in a new one.
Try these two things i cant promise they will work
first turn on take hold of the lense and gently pull and twist you may hear it click dont force it then trun off and on again. this should fix the access and lense problem
then also try
Press Menu button
togle across from REC Mode to setup
togle down thrice from camera to setup 1
togle across into sub menu
togle down from four times to Initialize
togle across again to the sub-menu
togle up from cancel to OK
press center button to accept the OK choice
Screen changes and so press okay again
It should restart the camera
Opening on the 'Clock Set' screen
togle down to cancel and use the camera and make sure that you have the camera to flash, if it works try again in the Auto function.
If it is still not working do not worry follow the steps again two or three more times, As this is generally a software error message and not a hardware malfunction.
If it is working then don't forget to set your Clock.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
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