The button my Sony Cyber-shot DCS-S600 is stuck and I can not turn it
on. i saw that someone else asked about this on the website so i
coudl not figure out how to contact one of the people who responded to
the problem. what are my options? thanks
I opened it up carefully, and found that the power button piece, made of plastic, was broken. It's hard to describe it as a layperson, but the round part of the button that shows on top of the camera is the central part of the whole plastic piece which is mounted underneath with a springback action. I can power it up by pressing my fingernail very gently on the part which gets pressed by the button. Now I have no idea what to do! One wire detached, but I know where it goes, hopefully. Might try to rig up something to replace the broken piece.
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Your best bet would be to find one on ebay or kijiji where someone is selling that model of camera for parts. Unfortunately any of the companies that I can usually find parts from don't have the button for sale so that'd be your best bet.
Possible that this is a mechanical failure and the switch is broken or out of place. Remove the battery and check the charge, if this seems fine then replace and tap the camera upside to see if the buttons resets.
If not the camera must be taken out, try to open ONLY if you have the correct tools and do not try to open otherwise to damage the unit.
Best option is to take an opinion from Sony for estimation.
Hi! Yes, power buttons do break on these cameras. Contact your local Sony service center and see how much will it cost to replace the top panel. If they ask too much, feel free to contact me at [email protected] I work in a Sony service center.
1= Use rechargeable battery cells and must be fully charged. 2= Check battery terminals in camera battery compartment. Must be cleaned and shiny. 3= Sony camera DCS-S600 won't charge batteries through USB cable plugged in PC. You need external battery charger to charge battery cells.
I have to agree with one of the comments previously posted. I too had a Sony DCS-S700 and the lens was stuck open. Whenever I turned the camera on, the Sony Cybershot logo appeared and dissappeared, turning the camera off. I noticed the lens was crooked, so I moved it in the center direction and the camera worked again.
The small nylon power button contact lever breaks easily on these camera. For those of you that are capable you can try to repair the lever but I have found this to be quite difficult and usually breaks after the fact. This requires opening up the unit and removing the dark grey L-shaped button piece and then repairing it. But, for those of you that just want to get the camera working again quickly with just a little inconvenience follow these instructions.
Drill a small hole in the top of the camera as indicated in the picture here. It will be right on top of the circuit board button cotact for the Power button. Just use a paper clip and stick it into the hole and depress it once to turn the camera ON. Same for turning in back OFF. Easy fix.
First, a question, was the camera exposed to a sticky substance like Coke? This is a very common cause of buttons sticking. Another possibility is that the switch on the circuit under the cover is jammed and needs to be either repaired or replaced. This is something that only a repair shop can handle. You cold take directly to an authorized Sony repair shop. There will be a contact number in you owner's manual.