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.
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.
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.
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