20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P52 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Won't stay on

i could be that the rechargeable batter is weak. try replaceing the battery for a new one. also check that the connections for the battery are clearn.I hope this was useful.
2/15/2013 12:08:29 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Feb 15, 2013

Dsc-P52 lens cover sticking

You need to go in and physically open the lens cover. 1. take out batteries 2. remove memory card + the small phillips screw.3. remove the 3 remaining exterior screws. carefully with a small flat tip screwdriver pry the plastic halves slowly. eventually they will come apart. 4. at the bottom remove the small ribbon cable. 5. disconnect the mini motor wire, black and red. 6. unscrew the motor drive for the lens cover and then open the lens. 7. purchase a new lens cover motor. 8. If your screen still says turn off , then press menu and delete some files. good luck ! Work Slowly and carefully and ground your hands to a pipe somewhere before working on the unit. the static electricity could ruin the circuits !
10/6/2012 3:54:29 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Oct 06, 2012

I want to be able

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as iPhoto on Mac or Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ) on Windows.
8/30/2011 7:09:39 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Aug 30, 2011

MY Sony cyber shot DSC


Error: TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN is displayed on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset and Initialize option.
Performing a manual power reset
Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
To reset the Camera, press the RESET button located inside the Jack cover of the Camera using a sharp pointed object like ball pen or paper clip. This will set the user defined settings back to factory default. The images and videos will not get deleted.

If the issue persists, service may be required.

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7/17/2011 5:26:31 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jul 17, 2011

I need to have an

You can download the manual and more for free from the manuafacturer's web site at
Just right-click on the desired link.

The direct link for the manual is
7/7/2011 5:21:28 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jul 07, 2011

I have just upgraded memory stick using a memory

Format your new card using your camera.

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6/1/2011 1:57:40 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jun 01, 2011

I have a sony

It means that a camera malfunction that you cannot reverse has occured.

You can try to press the reset button located inside the jack cover and then turn on the camera again.

5/22/2011 11:40:03 AM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on May 22, 2011

Shutter doesnt open on intitial startup. screen

This is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the Sony service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault.

If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-


Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you.
9/24/2010 9:50:52 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Sep 24, 2010

Door on sony dsc-p52 not opening all the way or

Possible that the hinge of the door is damaged and not moving back. It can be a bend in the small steel pin on the hinge.
carefully look into to see the bend as it could have happened if the door was shut with a block .
Use a good nose plier to correct this bend so that the door closes and opens all way out.
8/29/2010 1:18:46 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Aug 29, 2010

Taking a picture

The CCD image sensor has failed (a common problem on ALL makes and models of older digital cameras).

Your camera is around seven years old now so has far exceeded it's design life. Repairing it is not realistically feasible: it's a professional job and it's going to be difficult now to obtain a functional spare sensor as even the old unused spare ones will now be liable to age-related deterioration. It also means that even with a successful repair, there's no guarantee as to how long it will last.

You may hear about some Sony models which had a massive recall due to premature CCD failure: this was for the 5MP sensor which had a manufacturing defect leading to failure in under five years. Yours is the 3.2MP sensor and has certainly given it's money's worth, so there is no free recall repair option.

Sorry there's no fix for this, but at least you can rest assured that your son hasn't done anything to cause the fault. Your only fix is to recycle the camera and replace it completely.

Manufacturing processes have improved, but the fault remains common. Even expensive Nikon digital SLR's still only have a maximum two year warranty, so always bear that in mind when considering how much to spend on new cameras or on previously owned ones; no current digital model is designed for more than a five year maximum operating life, although plenty do last longer. Digital cameras offer many advantages over film, but a long lifespan is definitely not one of them.

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7/23/2010 1:38:28 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jul 23, 2010

I have an older DSC-P52 camera and am having trouble


There is no reason why the MicroSD adapter shouldn't work in the camera providing the card adapter is the right size for the camera.

I myself use an adapter in my own camera and have no problems with it.

7/18/2010 6:07:51 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jul 18, 2010

The lens of my camera dos not open

Hi there,

Well lens errors are very common in these digital cameras. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism.

Follow the below steps to do a try to correct it -
1. Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh (or new) set of batteries back in and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
2.  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).
3. 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 back into their slots. If further you have the same problem it means there is a gear-motor alignment of the lens which moves in and out with the help of motor. This part is replaceable at an authorized Sanyo Service Center. Aprox repair cost is $120.

Good Luck!!

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7/7/2010 6:50:54 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jul 07, 2010

Why are my photos missing edges when printed, even

Because the 4x6 or 5x7 or 8x10 dimensions of the print are different from the picture you took. You need to take that into account when taking the picture and allow for some loss on the sides.
5/31/2010 5:21:54 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on May 31, 2010

When I turn the power on, it beeps and says

I'll forward a link to a page where you can view the information to troubleshoot this issue.

Please click on the link to view the troubleshooting steps then follow all the steps and check if that helps.


Thank you!
4/12/2010 5:44:29 AM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Apr 12, 2010

Formatting error

I asked to clarifiy weather you removed and placed the SD card or not.
I think the problem is solved by removing the card and placing again. If you find this helpful vote me to continue to help people.
4/5/2010 11:28:28 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Apr 05, 2010

Lcd screen flickers off and on

Hello :

That could happen because the battery is almost empty . Replace it and problem will be solved . Be sure that there was no water damage .
Contact again by commenting if it's water damage please !

good luck .

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4/4/2010 11:02:13 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Apr 04, 2010

Lost manual for this camera. Do you have a

Direct link to the PDF manual http://www.docs.sony.com/release/DSCP52.pdf
For more info link to the sony support site for cyber shot cameras http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=7&NAVDISP=di
support site for the DSC-P52 http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=DSCP52&LOC=3
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3/30/2010 10:21:15 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Mar 30, 2010

How i can see the photos on the computer by a digi

Dear Simply connect ur camera to computer by USB cable. Than copy it to your computer and u can see.
3/30/2010 2:10:55 PM • Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Mar 30, 2010
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