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sony DSC T70 error E 61.00

I have a focus error E 61.00 I cann't take any pictures any more.
When I am accessing i hear a rolling noise
What is the problem?

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:23:17 +0000

Yes, I have the same problem. The error msg continuely blinks and the camera will not automatically focus or take pictures. Have you made any progress on this error or did you have to send it in?

chris arku
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 13:25:22 +0000

I have a DSC-W5 and I had the same problem and error message (E:61:00). I fixed it by turning it on, whacking it on the palm of my hand a few times (different sides of the camera), then turned it back off. When I turned it back on again, it worked just fine! Hope that helps out!

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:33:48 +0000

I just got the same camera, a display model, from the Circuit City closeout sale near my home. This code appeared after about a week. I tried tapping it as described above, and it worked. Thanks.

Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:52:15 +0000

So...I came to this site and was really upset when I seen the only solution to the E:61:00 problem. But tried it anyways and sure fine now. Thanks! Saved me from telling my husband that I broke my camera!!

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 01:01:26 +0000

I didnt believe everyone at first when they said just hit the camera because i would rather pay money and get my camera fixed by a professional, but I got so frustrated that i finally took the others advice and gave it a hard wack on my hand..and now my camera works perfectly fine!! i had to hit it again to adjust the need to pay for a service tech..Thanks everyone for your help!!!

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 05:22:38 +0000

THANKS guys...It worked for me too!

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 08:17:58 +0000

my camera is still wrecoked no matter what i try what the hell should i do.

Dawn Frank
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 00:33:50 +0000

How funny!! Yes have had the same error message and thought I'd give it a go and yes whacked it hard on my hand, tried small whacks at first and didn't work, but a hard whack worked (and a slightly stinging hand)... Thanks... Glad to see that the cameras are made really well now a days, where you can fix them yourself.....

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 02:46:11 +0000

The wack on the back (not too hard) did the trick for me too. Thanks for the advice Chris. Out of interest - has anyone noticed the problem re-occuring? I'm about to go on holiday and I'd hate the camera to die on me.

John H
Sun, 09 Aug 2009 09:26:02 +0000

Another convert to the whack method. It worked for me also. I had noticed on other boards that some had correlated this to using the camera on a beach where sand was plentiful. My probelm occurred immeiately after a trip to the beach.

George Kimes
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:28:09 +0000

Is True! es cierto! no lo pensé que fuera verdad! y si funciono! tanks...

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:15:04 +0000

Sometimes my wife goes slightly out of focus and starts blabbering something about errors so a whack normally fixes the problem. Thanks for the advice.

Joe Bloggs
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:37:10 +0000

the soft whack with the hand worked. first whack. thanks! the image shown in the lcd viewfinder was a little out of focus before the whack, too. dsc-p150.

David in Cincinnati
Wed, 04 Nov 2009 04:18:05 +0000

it really works!!! i was thinking to throw it away!! thanks!!

Fri, 14 May 2010 03:43:41 +0000

Yes it works, but i find that i have to do this every single time i turn my camera on. i just want to take a quick pic.

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:56:41 +0000

works, but it's more a slide/ shake motion

Sat, 21 May 2011 12:37:59 +0000

I have a DSC-T70 and I had this error (E:61:00), and could not take any pic, I fixed it by turning it on, whacking it on the palm of my hand a few times (different sides of the camera), then turned it back off. When I turned it back on again, it worked just fine! Hope that helps out!

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:01:46 +0000

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