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I cannot play back images in my Sony cyber shot camera.

\015 I cannot play back images on my sony cyber shot camera. Screen says file error\015

Answers :

Please provide more information.

1. Does it have that error all the time and is unable to play back ANY images? Or does it say that for only some images?

It sounds like a corrupt memory card affecting one or more images that are not in the correct format for the camera to read it.

2. Did something lead up to this condition?
For example did anything happen to the camera? Was it dropped, got wet? or someone was messing with the memory card taking it in/out/in/out while the left sitting around?

Here are some potential solutions.
Sorry it's not a really short solution but there are several things that can cause this.

1. Re-seat the memory stick. So remove it and put it back in.
It should go in smoothly and all the way. See if it works then.

2. Try a different memory stick, take a photo or two and see if it plays back.

3. Erase the offending file.
A File Error can be caused by taking a photo with really low batteries and the camera shuts off halfway through saving the photo generating a corrupt file.

It often won't get over that on it's own so you have to use a computer to erase the offending file.

3. Fix corrupt card by reformatting it.
You could use a USB flash card reader (or connect the camera via USB) and retrieve your photo's to the computer so you have them. Then reformat the card and it's often OK again at that point.
If the problem comes back it's probably a faulty card.

Other causes:
A File Error can also be caused by loaning out the memory card and someone put it in a different camera for a while. Then when you get it back it can't read the new files on it. In that case use a computer to remove the extra files or backup your files and reformat the card.

Use the camera to format the card because Sony likes to do things their own way and they don't play well with others (with regard to compatability of batteries, memory cards, cables,,,etc) Their products don't fit or work with other company's products.

One Last check you could do is use a memory card reader (or the camera via USB if it mounts the card as a drive letter) and run a full Windows CheckDIsk on the card, to test it for errors.



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