Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera
Will stay on if in "looking at picture/scrolling" mode. when turn on in picture-taking mode, if it focuses correctly or not, will immediately turn off. the batteries themselves are fine. thought maybe the battery housing & the connection, but it stays on in the viewing mode, just not the picture taking mode. had to remove the "gasket"/little ring of plastic between the "telescoping" parts of the lens (has become stretched & coming out & preventing the lenses from going all the way in or out). arghhh!
There are 3 pins in the camera lens that slide in grooves allowing it to move you have knocked out 1 or more.
only an experienced tech can attempt fix , camera must be totally disassembled.
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
The focus doesn't move as it should - it was stuck before you tapped it. Could be sand or something in it. I'm afraid you will have to give it away for a repair. You can contact your local Sony service center, but if they ask too much, I can offer you a very good price. My e-mail is [email protected]
I work in a Sony service center.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
You can also have a look at THIS link.
Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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