Sony SLT-A57 Troubleshooting

Released September 2012 by Sony

Camera won't turn on ¶ 

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

Make sure you twist the switch to the "On" position ¶ 

Turn it to the right until it snaps and you hear the click

The switch is located on the top right portion of the camera.

Faulty batteries ¶ 

It is possible that the batteries in the camera may be dead. Try testing new batteries.

The batteries go into the compartment on the bottom right of the camera.

If none of the above options work, see below to see how to fix the LCD screen. ¶ 

The flash is not working ¶ 

The flash compartment is falling off of the camera and is only being held by a few dangling wires.

It is possible that the flash is not on ¶ 

Press Fn and check if the flash is on

The bulb may be broken ¶ 

It is possible that the bulb in the flash is broken. If so, it will need to be replaced.

You cannot see through the optical viewer ¶ 

You cannot see any picture when looking through the optical viewer.

There may be something in front of the viewfinder ¶ 

Move or clear anything that may be in the way.

The glass is broken ¶ 

If the glass is broken then find a way to replace it.

The lens may be broken ¶ 

Try a different lens on the camera and see if it works.

Broken LCD screen ¶ 

The screen will not turn on.

The camera may be turned off ¶ 

Turn it to the right until it snaps and you hear the click

The switch is located on the top right portion of the camera.

If the screen does still not turn on, see below.

Check to see if there is any visible damage to the screen ¶ 

If the screen is cracked or falling apart from the camera, you will need to replace screen.

You can find a replacement screen online.

The camera lens fell off ¶ 

I cannot take any pictures because the camera has no lens.

The camera needs a separate lens to take a picture ¶ 

Place the lens it on the camera, twist, and the lens should stay on

If the lens still won't stay, its possible the lens is broken ¶ 

There are a plethora of different lenses on the internet that all serve different purposes. They will all work with the camera. The right lens just depends on your photography preference.

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