Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
When i turn on my sony Cybershot DSC-W150 the lens zooms in/out; then the screen reads "turn the power off and on again" i did that but the camera still won't work. also when i turn on the camera, before the screen comes up with the message comes up, it says Cybershot for an unusually long time. I want to know how to fix my problem without spending any money. PLEASE HELP ME!
You may not believe this and I hope you haven't spent a lot of money fixing your problem. I read that some people had a different error message coming up on their Sony Cybershot DSC-W150's and in order to fix it, they literally banged the lens against their knee while the lens was out and it re-focused and the error message disappeared. I tried this while my camera was doing exactly what you described above AND IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After 2 or 3 firm blows, my LCD screen came up and focused. I can't believe it myself, but I was just desperate enough to try it and VOILA!
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
I was blown away when I Googled this problem and found the bizarre suggestion (rapping the lens on a frim, padded surface). I tried it -- and tried it, and tried it -- and about the SIXTH time (rapping it firmly several times on each try), it worked! This is so unbelievable! Thanks to this forum for a $00.00 solution!
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
So I read the solutions posted here...was thinking, hmm...hitting my sony with its lense on my knee, doesn't sound like the route I want to take. I looked some more in the various forums, nothing...so what the heck, the knee trick it is. I wasn't even particularly firm with the camera-knock-on-the-knee (three "girly taps" really), and low and behold the thing works again!! Great tipp!!
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
You may not believe this,but I just got so upset that I banged the camera on my knee with the lens out and it fixed it...it truly works...
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
It worked for us too, but we had to whap it a few good times on the knee - not on the lens itself, but on the edge of the camera right by the lens. Did it while it was on and struggling to open the lens.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
My wife gave up on the cyber-shot and so had I, so nothing to lose! 3 firm taps on the knee with the lense extended, then I powered off. Sure enough it worked perfectly when I switched it on again!!
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
Ya these people arent lying it fixed for me too, the date is 8/25/2010 banged on it different spots hard enough it works now. even though this sounds completely retarded. also went to home and reset.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
I, too , had the same problem. I tried rapping it on my palm to no avail. I placed a towel on a hard surface and sharply rapped the front and back corner a few times with the lens open. It worked. The small cheap plastic parts in the lens rotating extension mechanism must jam up after some wear.
Posted on Aug 18, 2010
Just tried banging it on table. After trying most faces and corners, BINGO!!!! Camera (DSC-W100) now working again. Thanks
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
Wow...It worked! I had the same problem with my sony cybershot , I was about to take it to the Sony Center Service, so i tried this that too i told what to do on telephone to my wife, the first time she banged the lens 6 times nothing happened, i asked her a second time...still nothing happened .. i then kept the phone down,,,, i got a call in next one minute ,.. my wife told be that after keeping the phone down she banged a little stronger and then turn off, turn On and LO the camera was working perfectly again! THANKS! its magic...
Posted on Feb 20, 2013
Haha hopefully you've continued to read the solutions about "banging" your camera to get it to work because although I initially thought it was insane, I decided after a few repeat solutions I would give it a try. After all, I was about to go buy a new camera so if it broke I could really care less. I banged it firmly against the palm of my hand a few times while the lens was popping in and out and BOOM- fixed. lol. I'm not the most gentle with my camera, so I'm assuming it was an initial "bang" that offset the lens or something and all it needed was another bang to get it back into place.
Posted on Dec 19, 2011
We are falbergasted!! Lookng at a new camera for our daughters wedding! Banged it three times and it worked'!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow
Posted on Jul 20, 2012
WTF! it worked!!!!
I have a W150 and the same happened to me.. i was about to take it to the Sony Service Center where probably I had to pay like $50 or more.. So i tried this.. first time (banged 6 times the lens on my knee) turn off then On and didnt Work. 2nd time I banged in different parts of the camera (botom, front, and lens of course) turn off, then On, and MAGIC! I have my camera perfectly working! PERFECT!
btw: this camera is aswome! I bought the W370 and the pictures arent as good as the one of the w150.
FUNCIONO!! lo mismo me sucedio a mi con mi W150, la primera vez que golpee 6 veces el lente sobre mi rodilla, apague y prendi y no funciono, la segunda vez golpee un poquito mas fuerte y tambien aparte del lente golpee la parte de abajo de la camara y la de adelante, apague, prendi y MAGIA! ya tengo mi camarita funcionando perfectamente otra vez!!
Por cierto: esta camara es buenisima! tambien compre la w370 y las fotos no son tan buenas como la de la w150
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
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