Camera worked fine, switched off, powered back on but then Zoom seemed to be sticking. Motor was trying to work but nothing happening then bleeped. No error message on display. Can view pictures taken but other than that it seems stuck. Help!
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Re: Power zoom not working
If you dont have rechargable NiMH batteries get these first. Alkalines just dont have the power anymore these newer devices need.
If you do have NiMH and yours still having problems try and tap on the lenses as you power it on.
As the motors that drive the autofocus and the lens mechanisim wear they draw more current. When this happens the unit draws more power then the batteries can supply and you run into problems.
If your camera has a battery pack you may need a new one. They test them new and everything is good on paper but after some use things change.
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Press the reset button on the bottom of the camera. Then power the camera off, and power it back on again. "I
have a DSC-P50 and was encountering the same problem. I went in to the
camera set-up mode with the memory stick removed and changed serveral
options (Don't remember which ones, although I do remember trying to
change the "Format" setting) When I re-inserted the memory stick, the
camera worked. " E 61 00 Difficult to adjust focus Inspect the lens block focus reset sensor E 61 10 Zoom operations fault Inspect the lens block zoom reset sensor E 62 00 Steadyshot function does not work well. Inspect pitch angular velocity sensor E 62 01 Steadyshot function does not work well. Inspect yaw angular velocity sensor
Sounds like the power zoom assembly (motor, gears, etc), has jammed due to the drop. That and possible electronic problems on the controller board or possibly the zoom switch itself suffered damage in the drop also. Try working the zoom switch rapidly , back and forth a few times and see if it frees up. May be a candidate for the repair shop. Sorry for your accident.
Hi, Most common problem in al the digital camera's. Slide motor start malfunction and the massage appears"Turn off the power and on again". In this situation you have to replace slide motor or lens block assembly, And your camera work fine again. Thanks for using fixya.
The mode dial switch, zoom and power are all on the same ribbon cable. If you can spray some electrical contact cleaner into the crease of the mode dial, power button and zoom lever, it may be enough to get thing going again. I would try this with the camera inverted to reduce the spread of the cleaner. The upgrade process takes about 35 seconds. Make a file called firmware on your memory card, download the .bin file into the firmware folder and turn on the camera in play mode. The current version of the firmware will appear and an OK, press "OK" and the firmware will start to update. Do this after a factory reset as you stated that it was stable for 30 minutes. Good luck. Contact me pishta68 at hotmail dot com if you have any questions. I have 2 and a "half" of these cameras. I think the most current firmware is v757-78
hi have you tried removing the battery for couple of hours so it can reset any settings that need to be set back to default it only resets camera memory not settings you have changed but this can sometimes solve the problem your having.
Also when you switch camera on and then press zoom when the camera switches off does the lense go back inside the camera as normal or does it reamin out.
when you switch in on do all the other buttons work like can you take picture and can you access all the menu if you can then take it off auto if its on auto then see if this let you use zoom if not then the chances are their is a fault on the zoom button either jammed could be that the lense motor has come out of line with zoom button, is the display clear when you go to take picture without adjusting the zoom is it still possible to take pictures