Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera
I had to tap the entire front of the lense on the fat part of my palm. I had to do it 4 times semi-hard. Then the camera just popped on. Thanks for the tip, I did have to do it three times turning it off and on after each 4 strikes. The fifth time was a charm. I now have to do it every time to make my camera work. Crazy but it works.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Yeah i had the same problem with my DSC W70. It is because the lense is not alligned properly. When the lens begins to go in tap it a few times on a soft gentle surface to get it realigned. It worked for me!
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
I had this problem.
i first tried replacing the battery, to no avail. The problem with my computer was the memory stick.
Try removing the memory stick and then turning on the camera.
Move all files / pictures on the stick to your computer.
Then format the stick in your computer.
Return the stick to the camera.
Try turning it on.
Format the stick AGAIN inside the camera now.
That should solve the Access problem!
Posted on May 14, 2009
I contacted Sony support about this. They said this problem comes exclusively from dropping the camera (even though i have never dropped mine), so the repair wouldnt be covered by warranty, but they did admit this is a widespread problem. They expected me to send it in for repair and that fixing it could cost up to $100 dollars to replace the lens gears that are faulty/misaligned.
Tapping the lens doesn't work for me. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
Solution #9 (pulling out the lense) worked for me. Thank you so much! :)
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
Tapping it gently didn't work. Neither did smacking the lens casing with the palm of my hand. However, when my husband got out a metal spoon and rapped it several times quite sharply it worked. Don't know for how long, but at this point I've turned it off and on several times and the picture screen seems to be working.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
Thanks. Tapping worked for me on a Sony DSC-W35. Anyway this is a bad quality problem for Sony.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
After reading the other post I simply pushed and pulled on the lens a few times and the camera started working. Just like my dad told me when I was kid, if all else fails, hit it with a hammer.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Solution #4 worked for me! I removed the memory stick. Cleared it on my computer. Reinserted the stick into the camera and then it worked!
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
If tapping does not work, try pulling it out. we heard a grinding noise then it worked.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
OMG! at first i saw these answers to the problem and thot none of them would work, until i saw the one that said "pull on the lense" and IT WORKED!!! :D im so happyy!!! i pulled and pushed a little and a miracle happened. finally the camera turned on! thank you SOLUTION #9!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
I tapped! It worked! Unbelievable! Who'd a thunk it!
Thanks to all for the helpful info.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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