Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Digital Camera ?

There is a strange sound coming from my camera

\015 Every time I turn my sony DSC T100 on it makes a low, grinding sound. I Can't imagine there are many moving parts inside so the only thing I can think of is that its the lense. If I change modes from picture taking to picture review the sound stops after a few seconds but If I go back to taking pictures it comes right back. Also, sometimes when I turn the camera on it says I need to reinsert the memory stick even though its already in there. Im sure the two problems are unrelated but both are rather bothersome problems. Any help would be great.\015

Answers :

The grinding sound is the gears grinding in the lens. When you turn on the camera, the lens comes out. If you hear a low grinding noise the gears could have lent, sand, dust, etc. trapped between. It can become a problem over time. When you switch modes, lens will adjust to whatever setting. Thats why you get it sometimes and not all the time. And really theres not much you can do. You can try taking it to penn camera or ritz camera and ask them to use an air compressor to try and blow out whatever is in the gears, but its not going to be a quick easy fix depending on whats trapped. Cost of fixing your camera is around $120. Sony is not a cheap company.
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\015\012As far as the memory card, have you formatted it? Whenever you delete pictures, the are still on the card. So you can still recover them with the right software. Try reformatting you card. Please bare with me im not positive word for word on your menu settings. Should be under Menu --> Tools (3rd option down. The picture to the right of it looks like a memory card) And go to format. You either 1 need a new memory card or 2 just need to format it. Please make sure that you are pushing the memory card all the way in the slot. Push in until it clicks. Its spring loaded.
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