Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S85 Digital Camera
Hello, My S85 has developed a strange fault. The spingy power lever no longer turns the camera off, it just 'resets' it, ie, turns it off for a second and turns it back on again. The same happens with auto shut off. after three minutes of inactivity, the camera switches off and straight back on again. Because the power is always on, i can no longer charge the battery through the AC port. The only way to shut it off is to remove the battery. Does anyone have any ideas? Please help, i love this camera. Best wishes,
Posted by Anonymous on
Sent my dsc-s85 to Sony 2 times. Both times it was returned "fixed" but the problem still exists. It's been that way since I pulled it from the package and I just use it plugged in ALL the time! I wish someone really knew what the problem was. I'm gonna try another battery, since that's about the only thing that I haven't tried yet!
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
Take it to the sony service, or if they charge to much to some experienced electrician.
Posted on Sep 13, 2005
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You aren't supposed to leave the timer cocked for long
periods, probably because it could wear out the timer spring (similar to the
reason you aren't supposed to store the camera for long priods with the shutter
I thought that you set the timer by rotating the timer lever
90 degrees or more counter clockwise (when looking at the front of the camera).
The further you rotate the timer, the longer it will run. Moving the timer
lever exposes the start lever underneath the timer. Pulling the timer lever
counter clockwise (it starts out pointed straight up) will start the timer, and
putting the start lever back in it's original position will stop the timer.
Once the timer is stopped it is possible to take a picture by releasing the shutter normally, the timer can be restarted, or the timer can be reset for a longer time. After the timer is stopped it should be restarted and allowed to count down to zero before the camera is stored. I'm almost certain that the timer can only fire the camera if the shutter is already cocked, so it is safe to release the timer and let it run down any time that the camera is not cocked.
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