Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?

When Mode switch is set to take pictures or clips, the camera shuts down in less than a second after I turn it on. If the Mode switch is in the far-left position (review pictures already taken), it stays on and I can see all the pics in the camera, but as soon as I switch to picture-taking mode the camera shuts down.


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Since u say ur having difficulty reassembling the unit back.... please refer the following.... it shows disassembly procedures for a similar model camera... this is as far the closest i could find to help you reassembling the unit... just apply reverse engineering and go from the back to re assemble the unit...\015\012
\015\012http://www.takeitapart.net/archives/sony-cybershot-dsc-p9/\015\012
\015\012i presume u have not antirely taken off all the components from inside... so it shud not be really that tough if u use the above link as reference.,...\015\012
\015\012also you can buy a service manual for ur model at ebay at a very cheaper rate .... try searching there.... it would be very handy for reassembly...\015\012
\015\012once after reassembly u proceed to correct ur problem as below..\015\012
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\015\012Digital cameras require lots of power. Bad electrical contacts can\015\012cause lots of problems so battery and camera contacts must be cleaned\015\012properly. Batteries may be fully charged, but will be viewed as low if\015\012contacts are not really good. The LCD screen is a low steady load, but\015\012when lens extension, optical zoom, focus, and flash charging are added\015\012in the capture mode; the load is very heavy. Bad contacts make cameras\015\012do strange things like making bad pictures or shutting off with the\015\012lens out...
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You need to go into the menu settings and change the go to 'sleep mode' time. It's just a menu setting for 'preferences'.
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