Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
I was having the same problem with my 4GB memory stick pro duo, when i took more than 50 pictures with my camera (dsc-w90) i would get the blue screen with the file error message. I'm guessing you bought the memory stick on ebay right? I bought mines there and it turns out it's a fake one. If you also bought it there then you most likely have a fake memory stick because I found out that most of the memory sticks sold on ebay are fake, to help you figure out if you have a fake one or not check out this guide or google fake memory stick pro duo. http://reviews.ebay.com/FAKE-Sony-Memory-Stick-Pro-Duo-MagicGate-Cards-Exposed_W0QQugidZ10000000001236041
Posted on May 28, 2007
Hi my self Amit Arora India.
I am faceing the same problem when i take picture at that time no File error is there and at time of access it list file error.i am useing 2GB memory stick pro duo.i love to take pictures but this massage spoil my mood. please send a solution of this on [email protected]
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
Please provide more information.
1. Does it have that error all the time and is unable to play back ANY images? Or does it say that for only some images?
It sounds like a corrupt memory card affecting one or more images that are not in the correct format for the camera to read it.
2. Did something lead up to this condition?
For example did anything happen to the camera? Was it dropped, got wet? or someone was messing with the memory card taking it in/out/in/out while the left sitting around?
Here are some potential solutions.
Sorry it's not a really short solution but there are several things that can cause this.
1. Re-seat the memory stick. So remove it and put it back in.
It should go in smoothly and all the way. See if it works then.
2. Try a different memory stick, take a photo or two and see if it plays back.
3. Erase the offending file.
A File Error can be caused by taking a photo with really low batteries and the camera shuts off halfway through saving the photo generating a corrupt file.
It often won't get over that on it's own so you have to use a computer to erase the offending file.
3. Fix corrupt card by reformatting it.
You could use a USB flash card reader (or connect the camera via USB) and retrieve your photo's to the computer so you have them. Then reformat the card and it's often OK again at that point.
If the problem comes back it's probably a faulty card.
A File Error can also be caused by loaning out the memory card and someone put it in a different camera for a while. Then when you get it back it can't read the new files on it. In that case use a computer to remove the extra files or backup your files and reformat the card.
Use the camera to format the card because Sony likes to do things their own way and they don't play well with others (with regard to compatability of batteries, memory cards, cables,,,etc) Their products don't fit or work with other company's products.
One Last check you could do is use a memory card reader (or the camera via USB if it mounts the card as a drive letter) and run a full Windows CheckDIsk on the card, to test it for errors.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
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