My S85 has developed a strange fault. The spingy power lever no longer turns the camera off, it just 'resets' it, ie, turns it off for a second and turns it back on again.
The same happens with auto shut off. after three minutes of inactivity, the camera switches off and straight back on again.
Because the power is always on, i can no longer charge the battery through the AC port.
The only way to shut it off is to remove the battery.
Does anyone have any ideas? Please help, i love this camera.
Sent my dsc-s85 to Sony 2 times. Both times it was returned "fixed" but the problem still exists. It's been that way since I pulled it from the package and I just use it plugged in ALL the time! I wish someone really knew what the problem was. I'm gonna try another battery, since that's about the only thing that I haven't tried yet!
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After a fault has accorded with the scooter and you have reset the fault. Turn off the scooter with the key and count to 10 then switch on again. This will reset the fault in the system. If still have fault, try moving the lever in and out a few times in case the brake micro switch does not make circuit properly.
According to the owner's manual for this scooter, flash code 7 indicates a speed control lever fault. This is the lever that you push to go forward and reverse. The lever is attached to a throttle potentiometer to control the speed of the scooter. The lever has to be in the middle or neutral position when the scooter is turned on, if not, you will get a 7 flash code. If the throttle potentiometer is damaged you will also get a flash code 7.
You can try to adjust the throttle pot or try manipulating the neutral position and turning the scooter on and off until the computer sees neutral. This is a potential work around and will cause the scooter to creep forward when running with hands off the throttle lever because there is no zero setting. I usually just replace the throttle potentiometer and this solves the problem. I hope this helps.
SOLVED!! The sequence described in the original posting is of course
exactly what the unit does on power-up anyway. The problem turned out
to be a power button that was non-functional, because the small plastic
lever that actuates it from the front panel had slipped off the side of
the button spigot and was jammed beside the spigot. Unscrewed the
PCB behind the front panel to free the lever and put the PCB back.
You aren't supposed to leave the timer cocked for long
periods, probably because it could wear out the timer spring (similar to the
reason you aren't supposed to store the camera for long priods with the shutter
I thought that you set the timer by rotating the timer lever
90 degrees or more counter clockwise (when looking at the front of the camera).
The further you rotate the timer, the longer it will run. Moving the timer
lever exposes the start lever underneath the timer. Pulling the timer lever
counter clockwise (it starts out pointed straight up) will start the timer, and
putting the start lever back in it's original position will stop the timer.
Once the timer is stopped it is possible to take a
picture by releasing the shutter normally, the timer can be restarted, or the
timer can be reset for a longer time. After the timer is stopped it should be
restarted and allowed to count down to zero before the camera is stored. I'm
almost certain that the timer can only fire the camera if the shutter is
already cocked, so it is safe to release the timer and let it run down any time
that the camera is not cocked. Good luck and do rate the solution if helped
The film lever is also a switch. If you had advanced the film lever, **** it outward a little. You will feel the detent click somewhat when doing so. Leave the lever outward and see if the shutter will work. The detent is for appling an closed circuit for the light meter. When the lever is fully pushed back in it shuts the power to the meter on off to conserve battery power
I have had similar symptoms that seem to be due to battery power.
Using and OHM meter I find that the Samsung S85 eats batteries. If the charge drops to 1.4 something volts from a 1.5+ volt battery, the camera does not function properly.
The camera is nice an compact ... but I need to carry the same volume in batteries to make sure I can use it.
Hi there. The power off lever is on the shutter release button. (the button you press to take a picture).
There are 3 positions for this lever, they are:
Power off is the middle setting while Power on is the top setting and the Self-timer as the bottom setting.
Replace your battery and remember to move the lever to the middle position to turn it off when your done. Don't forget to rate my solution, and have fun with your camera!