Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera ?

I've had the camera for about 4 years. It was sent it for the recall and worked great for a little while. Now the new problem is that it doesn't recognize the memory card.. ANY memory card. I have to keep taking it out and resetting the camera. this happens after every picture.


Answers :

There is the possibility that the fingers in the camera that contact the memory card are slightly dirty or corroded. You can spray some electrical contact cleaner or be careful with a qtip and alcohol to try to clean them. The other possibility is that the ribbon connectors inside the camera have become slightly malaligned, which is easy to fix, by simply resetting them. There are videos that show how to do this, in general, on youtube, if you decide to try to fix it yourself. Here is one video that demonstrates how to reset the ribbon connectors, which could be part of your problem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Mj3Qp3xYU&feature=fvw. If the camera is still under coverage from the recall, you might contact them to see if they would reset the connectors for you. I can't relay much detail about this particular camera, as I've never worked on one, but in general, digital cameras have the same components and systems, similar to cars, just different engineering and unique parts specific to the model.
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