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copy videofile u kno there is sound to ms. insert to dsc - play. sound ok then check dsc mic. no sound check speaker and sound circuit. connect via AV jack to tv-monitor or amp (only sound) - check sound output of own records also might give u answer if mic is broken or not.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Feb 20, 2011


The Battery Type is "NP-FS11" (Li-ion type)
please use only original SONY Battery Pack for best performance and safety.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Feb 11, 2011


Vijian - I own several digital cameras, including the DSC-55. I have not experienced this problem with my camera. Try two things......adjust to "low" regarding your camera's flash setting, and secondly, put a piece os scotch tape over the flash and see if this helps. Be careful not to cover your light sensor on the front of the camera's housing.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jan 09, 2011


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 cameras, 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 Nov 04, 2010


Many still cameras that have the ability to record video clips have no sound. There just isn't a microphone. I don't know this particular camera intimately, but what you describe is quite normal for cameras of this sort, and not a fault. If you want sound on the clips, you can dub it on later by editing the clips on a computer.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Nov 04, 2010


Hi,

The exact steps can be provided with the correct model #. The model # starts with "D". 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 back to factory default, select the INITIALIZE Option from the SET UP1 Menu of the Camera to OK. 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.

Thanks,

KenSolutions

FixYa

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Oct 21, 2010


what you mean with album???

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jun 17, 2009


do you use a card reader? or do you connect the cam to your pc to download the pics? best way to transfer the images to the pc is a card reader, but some readers wont accept a memorystick with "lock" turned off, so for example if you have a 128MB memorystick, turn write protect on. switch to "off" position (it is a small switch on the stick) then the card reader will "see" the stick, but erasing and writing is not possible with the pc...

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jun 17, 2009


did you check volume setting? if yes probably the speaker is defekt or something wrong with the speakers circuit, consult service then.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Jun 17, 2009


Start unplugging computer power cable for ten minutes.

Try also a different usb port on computer.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Feb 28, 2009


Yes, it is a shame to scrap it, but you porbably need to replace the entire lens assembly. Knowing the prices that Sony charges, scrapping may be your best option. Try to find a shop in you area that repairs Sony and you may be able to negotiate a more reasonable price than Sony would charge.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Apr 02, 2008


Does the play back show any of the pictures you have taken before? are you sure the little lens cover is opening? there is a shield that closes down to keep the lens protected from debris and finger prints. Sometimes they can get jammed and not open. Tap on the front of the lens see if it opens. Switch it to auto mode if its not in auto mode.

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Nov 18, 2007


it sounds as though the shudders not opening.. Now one very easy test is to after you turn it on is to tapp the lens a few times OOHH NOT SO hard!! just lightly to see in the veiwfinder if theres ant reaction If not unless you wanna take it apart and probably see nothin g out of the ordinary (LIKE the old check engine lite so you pull over and open the hood and check the engine?? what did you find?? was it still there LOL) no my point is that you wont be able to find something if your not sure on whats supose to be there But its great if you can fix it any who. See if this helps. Sonys tech # 800-488-7669 good luck

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on Oct 22, 2007


Hi: So you bought the camera but didn't make a good choise :) Yeap, the "four only options" in the Sony F55 in the White Balance Function are what you said. You have to have that in attention when buying a Digital Camera. About the White Balance > Hold, the intention is to adjust the white balance acording to an object. After you select the option, to use it you just have to point the camera to the object, press half off the shutter button to focus, then you chose the angle and press the rest of the shutter button. On the other cameras those options improve the quality of the skin tones and colors of your subjects reduzing color temperature. Regards

Sony Cyber-Shot... • Answered on May 09, 2006

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