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E:62:12 keeps flashing on my camera

I dont have a DSC-W80, I have a DSC-W90...I don't know if that makes a difference or anything.
Well anyway, my problem is, on the screen of my camera E:62:12 keeps flashing. It's annoying and it won't go away. I tried everything. Resetting everything. It's still there. I don't know what it means.
Has anyone else had this problem? Please help.

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  • Pink6795 Jan 29, 2008

    Oh...ok thanks!

  • Pink6795 Jan 30, 2008

    Has anyone else besides me had this problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    yes i have this too!!

    my camera works fine but its just veryyy annoying
    will i damage my camera if i dont get it fixed?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Hello I have the same problem, but the camera is acting normally.

    Did you get it fixed via a service meanwhile?

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    I am facing the same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    1st noticed that pictures that were taken were being displayed sideways on the LCD screen. It takes pictures fine. just flashes the error message.

    Also- it seems that when you turn it on- it takes longer to come up.

    I tried resetting it and leaving the memory cars out- still flashes.

  • allbout_mimi Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem as the others with the code E:62:12 flashing on the left - centre of my camera... yes it is annoying cos i dont know what the freak it is... need help to fix it asap.... its pissing me off.... help please.... my camera is a sony cyber-shot DSC - T70... ASSISTANCE PLEASE!!!!



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We had the same problem, Sony DSC W80 with the code E 62:12 flashing on the upper right side of the LCD screen. The camera was rotating the photos by 90-degrees. After reading that E 62 was related to the steady shot function, I figured it may be a stuck potentiometer in the camera (it has little sensors that tell the camera what it's orientation is, I guessed one of them was stuck from a "light" fall earlier in the day, while the camera was in the case). I firmly banged the camera in the palm of my hand 3 times on 2 sides... The problem's gone and the pictures are no longer rotating.

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I had the same flashing E:62:12 on my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55. I also had the rotation problem and there was a big black crescent shaped shadow on the left side of my screen. All problems were cleared up when I banged the bottom of my camera(quite hard, actually!) against my palm...! Yay!

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Tap the camera gently and fixed the problem

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On Sony equipment, if the error code starts with a 'C' character (e.g. C:xx:xx), then you can service the camcorder yourself.

If the error code starts with an 'E' character (e.g. E:xx:xx), then you will need to contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility to have your device serviced.

E:62 codes deals with sensors that are used with the Steadyshot function.

Sorry, I wish I could help you more. Good luck!

- Jim

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

    SHARCNET-USA Jan 28, 2008

    Correction - On Sony equipment, if the error code starts with a 'C' character (e.g. C:xx:xx), then you can service the "camera" yourself.


I have had 4 Sony cameras. They are one of the worst brands for cameras! When this one (DSC-W90) finally dies, and it will, I am going to a Nikon.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

I gently tapped the camera on all sides and the problem went away.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

It´s the same qith my camera! I can´t find a solution!!! Did anyone find any?

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

The problem just went away on it's own, my camera is fine now..

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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