Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera ?
"No Memory Stick" errors
\015 With brand new batteries and a brand new Sony Memory Stick PRO MagicGate, when I turn on my camera, I get a "No Memory Stick" on the screen. Can't take pictures, and isn't recognized on the pc. I've used ths camera for years, and now its not working. It has not been dropped, I've already reset it, changed the batteries. I've even tried to format the memory stick but it doesn't even recognize that there's one in the camera, so that's not an option. I've even tried other memory sticks that I've used many other times and it still does not recognize the memory stick is in the camera. Any suggestions?\015
Due to the length of the memory stick it rarely causes bent pins sideways but they can over a long period lose their tension and fail to make contact with the memory. Also, more commonly they can tend to get a build up of dirt on them. \015\012\015\012Try using an old memory stick and quickly push the stick in and out of the camera as fast as you can and do this for about 15 to 20 times (with the camera off of course) this should clean any gunk built up on the contacts. Now switch on and use the new stick to see if it's working. If not try the exercise again.\015\012\015\012If it still doesn't work try sticking 2 layers of sticky tape to the front (the side opposite the gold contacts)Run the tape from the bottom (the contact end) to the top. Running it to the top will ensure it comes out with the stick when you eject it and it doesn't stay inside causing problems. Doing this will marginally increase the size of the stick and put a little more pressure on the contacts. Just nake sure the sticky tape comes nowhere near touching the stick's contacts as this will tend to make them pick up dirt. Also this trick is only to see if it's you camera's contacts have lost tension, its not meant as a permanent fix.\015\012\015\012If neither of these tricks work I'm afraid it's a trip to the camera hospital.
Normally when a memory stick is inserted the wrong way or in a speed, the contacts pins inside the cmera tends to bend. If the camera is not sensing the stick this may the problem.
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