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venkat.kanna@gmail.com
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      12-20-2005
Hello,

I got myself a Sony DSC H1 camera about 2 months and it has run into
problems.

1. When the camera is shut off the lens does not retract by itself and
come back.
2. When I put the camera into replay mode the LCD and the viewfinder
screen both switch off.

Any ideas about how this could be fixed?
Is this a known issue?

I must also mention that I have been using the camera as intended when
this occured.

Venkat

 
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Alf92
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      12-20-2005
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) a dit ša :


> I got myself a Sony DSC H1 camera about 2 months and it has run into
> problems.
>
> 1. When the camera is shut off the lens does not retract by itself and
> come back.
> 2. When I put the camera into replay mode the LCD and the viewfinder
> screen both switch off.
>
> Any ideas about how this could be fixed?
> Is this a known issue?
>
> I must also mention that I have been using the camera as intended
> when this occured.




If you haven't already, try resetting the camera if it has a reset button
(usually in the battery compartment). If not, leave the battery out and
camera disconnected for a few minutes and see if that works.
don't forget to "initialize" all the settings back to factory re directions
on page 59 user guide after resetting the camera (apparently by the battery
removal method).


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ASAAR
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      12-20-2005
On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:43:00 +0100, "Alf92"
<alf92[NO-SPAM]@freesurf.fr> wrote:

> If you haven't already, try resetting the camera if it has a reset button
> (usually in the battery compartment). If not, leave the battery out and
> camera disconnected for a few minutes and see if that works.
> don't forget to "initialize" all the settings back to factory re directions
> on page 59 user guide after resetting the camera (apparently by the
> battery removal method).


Unfortunately, leaving the battery out for short periods may not
work for some cameras that use small rechargeable internal batteries
to retain settings. Sony does this for some of their P&S cameras,
and the manual notes that for these, that the main batteries have to
be removed for about a month before the hidden internal battery will
run down. Do you know if this is also the way the DSC H1 was
designed?

 
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Rich
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      12-21-2005
On 20 Dec 2005 04:20:26 -0800, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I got myself a Sony DSC H1 camera about 2 months and it has run into
>problems.
>
>1. When the camera is shut off the lens does not retract by itself and
>come back.
>2. When I put the camera into replay mode the LCD and the viewfinder
>screen both switch off.
>
>Any ideas about how this could be fixed?
>Is this a known issue?
>
>I must also mention that I have been using the camera as intended when
>this occured.
>
>Venkat


Check out dpreview.com's news story on Sony "quality" and what
happened in China!!!
 
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l e o
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      12-21-2005
ASAAR wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:43:00 +0100, "Alf92"
> <alf92[NO-SPAM]@freesurf.fr> wrote:
>
>
>>If you haven't already, try resetting the camera if it has a reset button
>>(usually in the battery compartment). If not, leave the battery out and
>>camera disconnected for a few minutes and see if that works.
>>don't forget to "initialize" all the settings back to factory re directions
>>on page 59 user guide after resetting the camera (apparently by the
>>battery removal method).

>
>
> Unfortunately, leaving the battery out for short periods may not
> work for some cameras that use small rechargeable internal batteries
> to retain settings. Sony does this for some of their P&S cameras,
> and the manual notes that for these, that the main batteries have to
> be removed for about a month before the hidden internal battery will
> run down. Do you know if this is also the way the DSC H1 was
> designed?
>



I don't see how the backup battery would prevent "initializing" the
camera. The CPU will reboot once you remove and reinsert the battery.
 
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imbsysop
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      12-21-2005
On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 21:02:33 -0500, Rich <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On 20 Dec 2005 04:20:26 -0800, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>I got myself a Sony DSC H1 camera about 2 months and it has run into
>>problems.
>>
>>1. When the camera is shut off the lens does not retract by itself and
>>come back.
>>2. When I put the camera into replay mode the LCD and the viewfinder
>>screen both switch off.
>>
>>Any ideas about how this could be fixed?
>>Is this a known issue?
>>
>>I must also mention that I have been using the camera as intended when
>>this occured.
>>
>>Venkat

>
>Check out dpreview.com's news story on Sony "quality" and what
>happened in China!!!


... and certainly read the WHOLE article + context so that you are well
aware that this a "China market" only problem .. if not a purely
"political" problem .. just to avoid that this item starts to lead its
own life and becomes an "urban legend" ..


 
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m Ransley
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      12-21-2005
My W5 has a setting in the menue to reset to original functions. Where
did you buy it.

 
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ASAAR
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      12-21-2005
On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 21:05:26 -0500, l e o, grand master of the Peter
Principle wrote:

> I don't see how the backup battery would prevent "initializing" the
> camera. The CPU will reboot once you remove and reinsert the battery.


Oh, it's you again l e o. You'll either have to take my word for
it or believe as you wish.

 
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Bill Funk
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      12-22-2005
On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 21:05:26 -0500, l e o <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>ASAAR wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:43:00 +0100, "Alf92"
>> <alf92[NO-SPAM]@freesurf.fr> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>If you haven't already, try resetting the camera if it has a reset button
>>>(usually in the battery compartment). If not, leave the battery out and
>>>camera disconnected for a few minutes and see if that works.
>>>don't forget to "initialize" all the settings back to factory re directions
>>>on page 59 user guide after resetting the camera (apparently by the
>>>battery removal method).

>>
>>
>> Unfortunately, leaving the battery out for short periods may not
>> work for some cameras that use small rechargeable internal batteries
>> to retain settings. Sony does this for some of their P&S cameras,
>> and the manual notes that for these, that the main batteries have to
>> be removed for about a month before the hidden internal battery will
>> run down. Do you know if this is also the way the DSC H1 was
>> designed?
>>

>
>
>I don't see how the backup battery would prevent "initializing" the
>camera. The CPU will reboot once you remove and reinsert the battery.


Removing the power cord on your PC, and then rebooting it, is the
analogy of what you're thinking of.
Now think about removing the little battery on the motherboard. The
clock will not give the right time, the settings you stored in the
BIOS disappear.
This is the initialization being referred to.

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ASAAR
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      12-22-2005
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:03:52 -0700, Bill Funk wrote:

>> I don't see how the backup battery would prevent "initializing" the
>> camera. The CPU will reboot once you remove and reinsert the battery.

>
> Removing the power cord on your PC, and then rebooting it, is the
> analogy of what you're thinking of.
> Now think about removing the little battery on the motherboard. The
> clock will not give the right time, the settings you stored in the
> BIOS disappear.
> This is the initialization being referred to.


That's true, but there's more to it than that (or there might be
for certain hardware designs). I have a Grundig portable radio that
became quite flaky, where some keyboard presses weren't
acknowledged, others did the wrong thing, and only about 20% of the
station presets could be used. It did have a hardware reset button,
but all that did was wipe out the time, all of the station presets,
and all other nonvolatile settings. The radio continued to
malfunction. Only after the batteries had been removed for an
extended period (about an hour, it had no backup battery) did the
radio resume functioning normally. Computers have hardware reset
buttons too, and when used after they become unstable or crash,
they'll usually reboot and resume proper operation. But there have
been cases where that wasn't sufficient with some internal
peripheral devices (can't recall which ones at the moment). With
one, the device wouldn't reset properly unless the computer was
first powered down and then back on again. Another device behaved
differently but just as oddly. It wouldn't work properly
immediately after powering up, requiring a second "soft" reboot
before it would work properly. As with radios, cameras are built
with so many totally different designs that knowing intricacies
about how one model works may be of no use in understanding how
other models behave (or misbehave). If, as with my Grundig radio, a
camera requires a total loss of power (from the main batteries and
also a backup battery if one is used) to get it to resume proper
operation, the owner can be caught in quite a predicament if the
camera's backup battery (as with some Sony models) is not accessible
and is only able to run down if the main batteries, which are used
to recharge the backup, are removed for at least 30 days.

 
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