How I fixed the E:61:00 on my Sony DSC-P71 digital camera.
∑ After pressing the power button in capture mode, the lens would extend and a slight humming from what appeared to be the auto focus motor could be heard for about 5 seconds.† When the motor stopped humming, the camera would beep and display E:61:00 in the LCD Screen.
∑ Camera would extend the lens but not be able to focus on anything past 8 inches or so.
∑ Zoom in and zoom out would not work.
∑ Playback mode and the Setup mode was not affected.
A Picture of
the E:61:00 Error Message
A Picture of the E:61:00 Error Message
This may sound crazy and this has not happened since I did this but here is what I did to get rid of that error message.† I have not had that problem since but here was my steps:
∑ Turn the camera off
∑ Hold the camera face down over a hard surface (Like you are going to take of your desk) with only about half an inch above the surface.
OR reference the video files below for an alternate method.
∑ Turn the camera on
∑ Let the lens extend into the hard surface, donít let it extend all the way.† Mine retracted slightly and then tried to extend again (let it extend the second time).
∑ Lift the camera away from the hard surface and notice that the error message is gone.
∑ Take pictures of your favorite things.
Here is a video of the normal power up sequence of the camera.
Here is the first alternate method
Here is the second alternate method
I am not sure if this applies to this camera series but I found that the E:61:00
means "Difficult to adjust focus Inspect the lens block focus reset sensor"
I have read others being able to fix an error message of E:61:10.† The simple solution to fix that error message was to the let the lens fully extend and give the lens a good whack.† Possibly this error message for this means, that the auto focus motor was past the maximum set point.†
Hope this helps someone out there, any questions just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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