Camera won't turn on ¶ 

No matter what you do, you can't get the camera to turn on.

Hold switch on, Repeat if necessary

Before replacing or opening anything ensure the power button is moving freely. If the button clicks easily proceed to check the battery.

Drained/bad battery

If your camera won't turn on the battery could be missing, dead or inserted incorrectly. Refer to the battery tutorial for assistance.

Camera turns off suddenly ¶ 

If the camera is idle for more than three minutes it will automatically turn off, if the camera powers down for any other occasion there may be a problem.

Drained/bad battery

If your camera suddenly turns off, the battery could be missing, dead or inserted incorrectly. Refer to the battery tutorial for assistance.

Camera has overheated

The camera will automatically turn off if it overheats. A message will display on the LCD screen indicating overheating.

Battery indicator is incorrect ¶ 

The camera may indicate different charge levels if exposed to extreme heat or cold.

Fully recharge the battery

Fully discharging and then recharging the battery will return it to the correct charge monitoring.

Replace battery: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 Battery Replacement

Replace the battery with a fully charged one.

Cannot charge battery through camera A/C adapter ¶ 

If the battery cannot be charged while inside the camera through A/C adapter.

Remove battery, charge alone

Remove the battery from the camera and connect to the battery charger.

Replace the ribbon cable: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 Ribbon Cable Replacement

Charge lamp flashes during charging ¶ 

The charge lamp flashes during charging of the battery with the A/C adapter.

Temperature range problem

The camera may have difficulty charging in unusual temperature regions. Move the camera to a 10-30 degree Celsius room and wait 20-30 minutes before resuming charging.

Dropped Camera ¶ 

Display screen is cracked.

Replace LCD display screen: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 LCD Display Screen Replacement

Camera zoom and shutter are inoperable.

Replace camera sensor: Disassembling Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 Removing the Camera Sensor

One Comment

My Sony W230 will not retain the clock settings. Every power up reverts to Jan 1, 2009. I reset to current date and time but next power up will display Jan 1, 2009 yet again. Help!

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