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Sony DSC-T10 Cybershot vibration problem


When I slide down the lens cover there is a grinding noise and the screen vibrates. The pics come out blurred because of this. This does not happen when the camera is started in view mode but as soon as you go to shoot mode (slider over the screen at the back) it starts.
This problem started when the camera was only 2 weeks old and was accompanied by an error message (I think the message code meant: I have a problem but I dont kow what it is). When I decided to send it back it stopped happening, strange.

It started again a week ago (11 months later!) and now I cannot stop it.

Can anyone help Please?

£114 standard repair charge by Sony might as well buy a new one....



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  • ChelseaFC Jan 18, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. Other than in review mode, the camera vibrates violently (so much so that it is audible), and when I try to take any picture or video, it is blurry.

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  • gilcaguicla Apr 18, 2008

    I've got the same problem. When in shoot or video mode it vibrates. Seems like a pager or a cellphone on vibra mode.

  • dt311 May 26, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my camera. When the camera is switched on, it vibrates. When I take a photo, it is blurry.

  • MikeJD May 31, 2008

    I also have the same problem - but not consistently. Sometimes I turn the camera on and off a few times and the vibration stops, but overall it seems to be getting worse. I think it must have something to do with the image stabilization feature. Has anyone figured out a solution?

  • ughboy Jun 12, 2008

    We're having the same problem and it's out of warranty (barely). Open the lens cover and more often than not it vibrates. Sometimes if you close it - the vibration goes away for a brief time. $141.00 to send it in? I'd rather put it toward a Canon.

  • Karipineni Aug 08, 2008

    Same problem, the rginding sound and pictures come out blurry........

  • taylorlovely Aug 13, 2008

    I'm having the same problem too. But if I stop and wait for the grinding/vibrating to stop then pictures come out clear. 

    And there is no way I'm going to pay that much to get it fixed. I need a solution, bad. 

  • prock80 Sep 21, 2008

    Same problem, vibration will stop and start in shoot mode.  It sometimes takes a long time but when it stops I can take pictures fine.  It can start up at any time while shooting.  I have tried diffrent image stablization settings but so far nothing helps. 

  • jean-francoi Oct 13, 2008

    When I put the camera on , it starts to vibrate and it becomes impossible to take any picture or if I do it is all hazy . I push all buttons to try to stop this vibration and noise and one time time out of 5 it stops for a while and then it comes again .

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    probably dropped too many times (once!) and the steady shot motor is running in it's broken state. I have had this problem on ALL my DSCs (call it 7 since the dsc-t1) - they are extremely durable except this one component. The only problem is, you can't turn it off completely through the menus - it always wants to run. For a time I could get it t stop by turning it on and off a bunch of times and then maybe giving it a little tap with my finger/palm/hand/fist/hammer/1996 Suburban and so on. Now it runs all the time.

    I'm looking for maybe a service mode or debugging function if anyone knows of one.

    Otherwise just keep shaking it/cycling the power and you might have luck. Great cameras in all repsects except this...which is only a problem if you're not extra-careful with them - thing is, part of what makes these great is that you can take them anywhere and so you do...usually on some action-packed adventure.

    **** will get beat on a little when on an action-packed adventures.

  • waffleguy4 Mar 04, 2009

    Took the camera to the desert and probably got sand in it... same problem as above: screen blurry/unfocused when in capture mode and grinding sound heard when opening/closing shutter.



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I just removed the cover off of mine. I wish I could have taken photos of what I did. The lens and focusing assembly can be flopped out after removing the 5 screws and cover. I disconnected the small flex cable that goes to the lower end of the focusing module (I think it is the motion stabilization module). I now get an error E:62:10 that continually flashes on the display on the back but the vibration that I had been experiencing since it was dropped onto a carpeted floor is gone and it takes pictures. I just completed this operation so I don't know if the other functions all still work as expected. I just hated the thought of throwing it away and buying a new one due to the expense of repair.

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This problem is a known issue with this range of sony cameras there is an official fix which involves removing the stepping motor assembly and applying damping lubricate to the pivot points.

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    Do you have instructions to perform the repair? I have 3 cameras, two T-10's and one T-9
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I have the same problem with my Sony T-10. I brought it to a Laker game and it started vibrating in shoot mode. I think because it was so loud during the game when I did try to take a picture, it came out blurry. I shook it a couple of times and it went back to normal. I tried to take a picture in the car and at home, no vibration. I tried it in a night club, where it was loud...and the vibration came back.
There is a sensor in the camera that cannot focus on shooting under loud environment. I took the camera back to best buy for repair...and they said they have heard of such a problem. This is an internal damage inside that needs repair.

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Hello, If the error message you got is indeed E:62:10 or E:62:20 as indicated below (and it most probably was as seen the symptoms you describe), you can find the official list of error codes at : these are very well known and recurring problems with a lot of Sony camera's and indicates failure of the stabilizer. I found more than 300 forums discussing the problem, please read A temporary solution is available on Hope this helps.

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