20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera - Page 3 Questions & Answers


Your battery life is finished thats why after showing the full charging its dead faster. Buy new rechargable battery , charged it fully and use it. You naver face the problem again.
Thanks.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010


Try to do anti clock turn slowly and remember only 1 crack sound. then on off your cam. its risky. If your not feeling well then batter submit it in service center. Thx

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jan 30, 2010


This seller can help you with the parts - http://myworld.ebay.com/elmira.lv

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jan 14, 2010


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010


I can take perfect pictures indisde a building, but taking a picture outside, I can see the item but if I take the picture and looking at the picture the screen turns blank, seems to me that there is to much light exposure.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Oct 16, 2009


it's timeto bring your unit to sony service

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009


I downloaded the manual, if you give your email id i can send it to you. or you can directly download it from this link
http://www.manualnguide.com/download/manual-guide/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-w1-users-manual.html

expect it will solve your problem.
Have a good day.....

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 12, 2009


hi ,this is a problem of lence flap, the flap is in middle of the lence barrals if you are a tecnition then replace it otherewise please dont try it at home,or contact tecnition its not a big foult its rutin problem

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 28, 2009


try to remove the battery first for a few minutes...then retry. This might help reset the system

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 10, 2009


Maybe the batteries you have are not compatible with the camera you have. try a differnt kind such as alkaline possibly

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Aug 06, 2009


Hi!
When you rotate the mode dial, does camera change the mode? Maybe it switches only between video and twilight modes and when you set the dial to, for example, Auto mode, it's actually in Video mode? I have seen problems like this before with these cameras, mode dial had to be changed. If so, you should contact your local Sony service center and ask the price. If they ask too much, you can contact me at [email protected] and I can give you a better price.

Hope this helps!

Tom

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jul 30, 2009


Maybe the shutter got wet and sticky. You can try look into the lens then press shutter button to take picture. If you don’t see the movement inside the hole, the shutter doesn’t open, it will take black picture.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jul 22, 2009


I presume you need the correct drivers/software for this to work.
Use Google to search the camera model number or go to the Sony website and the drivers are normally a free download. Download and install then plug in your camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jul 20, 2009


put small peice of plastic inside door lock put batt. and apply tape

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009


try taking out the battery's and then put them back on also make sure it is switched over to take photos there should be a button to change it back to photos.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on May 31, 2009


I have exactly the same problem and I found out that new batteries solve the problem. I also think the battery charger bundled with the W12 version is not very good. You might try (I haven't yet!) a new charger which handles new types of batteries (Ni-MH).

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Apr 10, 2009

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera Logo

124 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Cameras Experts

Muntejaya Ginting
Muntejaya Ginting

Level 3 Expert

10422 Answers

Harrie

Level 3 Expert

6746 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18563 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Sony Cameras

  • Sony Cameras

Most Popular Question

sony cyber shot battery compartment door

  • Cameras
Loading...