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Sony Cybershot DSC-W150,screen reads turn power on and off again

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!

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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!
Good luck!!

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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    Just tried it and the solution worked! Just a couple taps did it. Thanks!

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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

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    It's dustydame again, just reporting that now, a year later, the Cybershot is still working perfectly... the solution was a lasting one!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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It really works

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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  • ginovfan Dec 30, 2010

    Got this error message on vacation (of course)! I've been going to check forums since August!!! Just googled and came up with this site, first thing! Banged on the knee four or five times and voila`!!! Can't freaking believe it!!! Missed all the Christmas videos, vacation, pics f my sono leaving for Afghanistan....

  • MistyfiU Jan 04, 2011

    You all are great!! I never would have believed it but it does work. Had to bang it 5 or 6 times on different sides but it was worth it.Thank you 1/4/2011

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  • jayp888 Mar 28, 2011

    That's crazy! I just had that problem with my dsc w350. Smacked it a few times on the knee and now it works perfect. Thanks all!

  • Melbounre Apr 22, 2011

    It worked for me as well I just smacked 3,4 times and it's perfect now , Thanks Guys

  • Rocco4444 Aug 10, 2011

    Unbelievable! I smacked the corners of the camera couple of times on my knee cap and now it works perfectly! Thank you!

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I. cant.believe.this.worked!!

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

  • mystified28 Feb 18, 2011

    I just bought this camera for $15.00 because the camera was "broken" and the problem was the same as above with the same message. Well I tried the solution and it actually worked. So not only did I get a great bargain for this camera but I fixed it for free! thank you so much for the person that originally found this out. I LOVE THIS CAMERA!!!!!!

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Hi, Lens requires manually restting. If you in the U.K , I can help you out.
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Posted on Aug 11, 2009

  • Barbie Morris Sep 28, 2010

    Oh my freaking gosh!!!!!!! hundreds of times over!!! I tried knocking it on my knee to no avail. Then I tried my husbands bonier knee, no luck... then my grand daughter's.... then back to mine, well after about 6 times of this, and with the lens kind of getting out of alignment, it worked!!!! to my amazement, it is just fine now..... i must have bumped the lens when I was downloading the pics the last time I used it.... gotta be careful about that one from now on....... Super Cool..... Thank you Thank you Thank you for posting this quick fix.... I love you!

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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

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    DSC-W150 is a compact camera made almost entirely of metal. The front has a brushed metal look that looks quite nice. The W150 feels pretty well put together, apart from the usual place low: the door to the memory card / battery compartment. The camera can be used with one hand without too much difficulty. The thumb is placed on the mode, we must be careful not to turn it on accidentally. The W150 buttons on the small side, 2.7 "takes the majority of real estate on the back of the camera.http://www.thesonyworld.com/dsc-w150-fro...

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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

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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...

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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

  • zaakirah Dec 26, 2012

    so i should do this while the lens is out? but mine goes in and out the goes off

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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

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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

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2011

    It worked! I had the same problem with my W150 and my warranty is over, I was about to take it to the Sony Center Service, so i tried this, the first time i banged the lens 6 times on my knee, turn off, turn on.. and nothing, the 2nd time, i banged a little stronger and besides the lens i also banged the botom of the camera and the front a few times and then turn off, turn On and MAGIC! i have my camera working perfectly again! THANKS!

    BTW: This camera is excellent, I bought the W370 also, but w150's pictures are much better, and the LCD is better too.

    Funciono!! Tuve el mismo problema con mi camara W150, estaba por llevarla al service de Sony, pero no tenia mas garantia, asi que probe esto, la primera vez golpee el lente de la camara 6 veces contra mi rodilla, apague, prendi y no funciono, la segunda vez, ademas de golpear el lente un poquito mas fuerte, tambien golpee la parte de abajo de la camara y el el frente, apague, prendi y MAGIA! ya tengo mi camara funcionando perfectamente. GRACIAS

    Por cierto, esta camara es buenisima!! compre la W370 y las fotos de la w150 son mucho mejores y el LCD tambien.

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