Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera
Could not believe it but it worked for me as well. First time I see that a good smack makes it work
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Same thing happened here & I tapped it on the bottom and it worked afterwards!!! :)
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
Well, it's true. A hard knock in the corner of the camera was the solution. First, I thought it's a joke, but I said "What the hell?!" and I tried. A slow hit did nothing, but a harder one was the solution. Now the camera works, but I decided to change it for another because Sony let me down!
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
I tried that and it worked for a minute, then stopped working again. I will never buy another Sony. This is my 2nd one that has suddenly stopped working.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
OMG! I can't believe this! The same thing happened to my Sony. I was crying because I'm about to go on a trip. I tried whacking it also from all sides. It didn't work at first, but then I left the power on while looking for new solutions. Next thing I know I looked over to the camera and "Voila" it worked! Thank you so much!
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
This whacking worked for me also..............i m so happy. I am going for a trip 2morow, I was so sad tht my camera dnt work......................thank you very much.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Weirs, I pulled out the memory card and turned it on; it once again went to the "Turn the power off and on again." message. So I smacked the bottoom while it was still on...no result. I turned it off and smacked it (with my hand) hard on the bottom a good three times then twice on the left for good measure and "voila" it's working again! Hopefully it lasts!
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
No way! I've never been able to bring any of my dead Sony toys back to life, but then again I never thought slapping them around would do any good other than making me feel better. But hey it actually worked!
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Well I Must Say i really did work and i was ready to have them buy me a new one
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
I seriously don't believe this really works! I tried throwing the camera a couple times on the carpet, very gently, didn't work. Then I held it in my hand, while the camera was still on, and whacked the bottom on the carpet, harder, and VOILA, its started to work again! Unbelievable!
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
That is awesome! Thanks for the help. Gave the left side a good smacking and it's back to normal!
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
Hey its really working thanks a lot for this info
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
Worked for me too!! and i also didnt drop it.. dont think i'll buy a sony again either.. have had 3 of their cameras but their quality is slipping
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
OMG! i was having the same exact problem...i gave it same pretty hard smacks on the bottom while the screen was on access and it worked again. Does anyone know why it starts doing this without being dropped?
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
Dami it it worked :D thanks laurai83
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
Same problem and yes I cant quite believe it, but whacking the bottom of the camera made it work again. Thanks for the help
Posted on May 27, 2008
Well what do you know. My Sony was doing the exact same thing and...well...after reading your page I started tapping it on all sides. Finaly I gave it some reltivly hard smaks right on the bottom and sure enough it now works. Strange but true.
Thanks for the site
Posted on May 02, 2008
I had exactly the same problem after dropping mine. We did the old cliche of giving it a good old whack and funnily enough it worked! I was recommended to hit it on the opposite side to the side it landed on when I dropped it. Worth a try, it worked for me.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Error: TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN is displayed on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset and Initialize option.
Performing a manual power reset
Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
To reset the Camera back to factory default, select the INITIALIZE Option from the Main Settigs 1 Menu of the Camera to OK.This will set the user defined settings back to factory default. The images and videos will not get deleted.
If the issue persists, service may be required.
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apparently i have some bad news , its the lense which is misaligned or broken in terms of gears, the thing to do turn on the camera and make sure that lens is out and then LIGHTLY tapp on the lens the direction of which you feel that the lens is not equal legnth to the outer ring > place that looks uneven
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