Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P52 Digital Camera ?

Won't take photos (Sony Cybershot DSC-P52)

\015 Well my camera works fine (Sony Cybershot DSC-P52) except for the fact that most of the time now when I push the button down to take a photo or a video, nothing happens. It won't take a photo. What happens is some or all of the lights next to the eyepiece start flashing, and a hand appears in the centre of the screen, and a combination like F4.40 or something appears on the left of the screen. Then sometimes it will work fine. I haven't changed anything, it's like this on either flash or no flash.\015

Answers :

Hello dolphygal22,
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\015\012The numbers you have indicated are in fact error messages displayed by\015\012the camera. Please look carefully and try to read the full error\015\012number. It contains clues to the fault.
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\015\012First you should try resetting the camera to the factory settings:

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  1. Remove the memory stick and battery.
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  3. Insert the battery.
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  5. Reset the camera by pressing the reset button located inside the jack cover, then turn on the camera again. (This will clear the date and time
  6. \015\012
  7. settings but not any photos or videos.)

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After that try and see if it solves the issue.


You must hold for couple seconds. If a red hand appears, the picture is bad, The hand must be green.
You can try a software update which you can download from the manufacture's website under either the support or download tab.s
Or you can try and pull it apart and clean the button with rubbing alcohol soaked cotton swab.
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