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DSC-T7 Locked up "USB Mode Normal"

Hello, I hope someone here can help me. I am going crazy!! My DSC-T7 was working find and all of a sundden in the middle of taking a bunch of pictures it started to go back and forth between the normal picture taking screen and "USB Mode Normal" screen. I tried to turn it off and on a bunch of times and it is now worse! at the moment: when I turn it on, it showes the battery power on the left top corner, mid top it will say "USB Mode Normal" under that there are four white dots and at the bottom it says: "Switch on MENU". If I press the menu botton, everything stays the same except the lower left corner, inside a yello box will say: "USB Connect". pressing menue will toggle between these two screens. non of the other bottons do anything. I took the mem stick out and turned it on still the same. I took the battery out and put it back in with the same results. has anyone run into this? can anyone help? Please and thank you.

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  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2013

    Yes, it's an old camera, but my mom gets use out of it. Now, after all this time, it too, is locked into this mode. Has anyone found a fix? I can get to the Access creen without any printer hookup, but just can't get out of USB mode at all. Is there a keypress combintion to do some kind of factory reset? I really do need to fix this. Thanks.


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I am a user with the exact same problem as you desribed for my DSC-T7. My problem started when I splashed two drops of water need the battery door and then the camera would not power up. I removed battery and card for a day and camera worked fine for another day. The following day, I left my camera in my sun visor of my car for the day (>90 deg F outside) which I forgot that I put it there. The next day my camera did power up in the locked mode exactly as yours. I do not know if it was the water drops or the heat but it is doing exactly as you desribe. However, here is something that I have discovered while trying to get the camera to work: 1. I plugged the adapter into the side of the camera since I am concerned that the USB port is the issue. 2. I plugged the USB cable into my portable printer and powerer the printer up and then turned on the camera in all three modes to see if anything changed and it did not. 3. I have found if you turn off the printer with the USB cable still in the printer and the adapter, the camera then enters a mode that shows thw word "ACCESS" and then the camera works perfectly. All modes of the camera work fine. But as soon as you power up the printer or remove any of the cables or remove the adapter the camera reenters the locked mode. This is not a solution but an indicator that the USB port is possibly causing the problem but not sure why the printer being off causes the camera to work fine. In addition, have all of the cables hooked up and to the printer does not allow the camera to be used with any mobility but wanted to let you know what I have discovered and hopefully maybe this may lead to a potential solution. Steve

Posted on Jul 31, 2007


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SOURCE: DSC-T7 Locked up "USB Mode Normal" Second user with exact same problem!

can you find a reset switch? look for a tiny access hole to insert a pin...possibly under battery.

Posted on Jul 29, 2007


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