Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T5 Digital Camera
Sony DSC-T5 digital camera. When I turn on my camera in "picture" mode with the power button, it says "Lens cover closed." When I slide down the lens cover within the first few seconds of powering it on (but only in Picture and Review mode, not Video), the camera shuts off. After that it just falls to the standard timeout. If the lens cover is slid down while off, there is no response. So, even though it is still giving some sort of response (killing the power if you slide it down), the lens cover's position isn't being recognized by the camera, rendering it useless.
I rednecked the crap out of mine. I pulled off the slide cover and placed a small piece of paper clip in the area of the copper to make a permanent contact. Then duct taped it secure and then cover the whole slide mechanism. I would not recommend this method but it worked.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
Open the battery door, remove the battery, remove the single screw in the battery compartment that holds the front cover on, then on the other end of the camera, remove the single screw also holding on the front cover, then remove the three screws on the bottom of the camera holding on the base of the camera. Remove the base and then remove the final screw holding on the front cover. You can now remove the front cover. Now you can see the copper covered flap that actuates the power switch on the camera. If you can get a small tweezers in place bend only the bottom of the flap out wards slightly. Hold the cover on, put the battery in and see if this did the trick, if not redo. But if you bend too far it will permanently turn the camera on.
Posted on Jan 08, 2012
Sony customer support- in th first instance If it is out of warranty it may make sense to buy the nest camera.
Posted on Jul 31, 2007
I found this camera had beautiful picture quality and a nice step up from a basic point and shoot. In theory the idea of having an interchangeable lens is noble but this camera eventually runs into a problem of its internal sensors not recognizing the lens. An error message will come up saying 'the lens is not recognized please adjust lens properly' .. This basically disables the whole camera and makes it unusable. I did a bit of research and found others as well have had this pandemic problems with these NEX line cameras with continued problems even after repairs from Sony. My camera is brand new and been handled delicately, and followed the manual carefully on how to mount the lens properly. I suspect the camera requires to be too finely tuned and is not robust enough considering I only used it delicately in an indoor setting. I would recommend unfortunately to avoid this line of cameras for now. Solution is find a way to get away from this camera.
Posted on Mar 24, 2014
I just pulled mine to bits.
I bent the little copper switch upwards, reassembled and then the camera would not turn off when I closed the slide.
Pulled it all apart again.
Broke a bracket (superglue is your friend)
Found a broken lug on the right side of the rear case (thanks wife for bouncing the camera (oh but it was just on the carpet) and snapping off the lug)
pushed the little copper switch back down a little (I obviously raised it too much the first time) so it sits flush with the chassis)
reassembled, damn, one screw short, time to go crawling on the floor. Find screw, camera is now all back together.
Due to the broken lug, the rear plate sits up a little near the W-Z key but it now works as it is supposed to.
I bought it off a friend and the front door would cause the camera to shut off at the slightest movement of your middle finger. Not any more, that has been fixed as well.
Yes it sounds all "dodggy workmanship" (hahaha)
But hey, it worked and the camera is fixed without giving Sony any more money by having them repair it or "buying another camera"
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Rotating the lens cover fixed the problem
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
I had a similar problem with my camera. I just opened it by unscrewing the little Phillips head screws and removing the front cover. There is a little black switch that is activated to sense when the cover is slid down. On the front cover that I removed there is a copper contact that should push this switch in. I took a small pair of tweezers and bent this contact out so as to always keep the switch activated. I suppose this could be done by taping the switch down as well. This makes you have to use the power button to turn the camera on and off, but at least it can be used.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
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