Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera ?

When I turn the camera on it gets stuck on access and never boots up


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Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with\015\012a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,\015\012steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen\015\012into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of\015\012the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears\015\012the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have\015\012a problem that requires professional repair.
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When I turn the camera on it gets stuck on access and never boots up


Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: r ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Lens Stuck Sony W55 outer lens got stuck since i accidentally dropped it on the floor,the lens is tilting to one side.I get access on screen when i turn it on...the lens tries to align itself but it fails...then i get the "turn the power off and on again" mesage and the process repeats...banging the camera didnt help!


If the lens is stuck out then you will find it is usually one of a few reasons.\015\012\015\0121. Check the batteries. (obvious I know).\015\0122. The camera has been dropped or knocked.\015\0123. The camera has grit or dirt i ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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I have had this camera for less than a year, never dropped it, and it stays in a case. Sometimes when I turn it on, it says, for use with compatible battery only. The battery it has in it is the one it came with. Also when sometimes the lens gets stuck when i turn the camera on and off. Please help me figure out what is wrong.


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The same exact thing happened to me when I accidentally dropped my camera on the ground. My dad actually fixed it for me. I cannot exactly remember what he did, but I know this can be fixed! =]\015\012\015\012He did something with the len ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Access Message Whenever I turn the DSC-W70 on it displays a black screen and the word "Access." At the same time the lens extends and retracts, however unlike some of the other problems people are having, the lens is not getting stuck. Also I also notice a faint clicking/buzzing sound from within the camera when the lens is still and not retracting/extending. After about 10 seconds it begins to beep and displays the message "Turn the power off and on again." I am able to view previously taken ph


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Getting access I turn the camera on, then the word access appears on the screen, then it says to turn the camera off and on again. it keeps repeating this each time you turn the camera on. How do I get pass this and be able to use the camera???


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