20 Most Recent Sanyo VPC-S880 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


If there is sand or grit in the mechanism, then it will be uneconomic to repair it. Replace it, and be more careful in the future - sandwich bags are a useful invention.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Aug 07, 2017


First of all, do not save any new file to camera's memory card.

Take out memory card, and connect it to computer using a card reader. You should see memory card shown as a drive letter (like H:) in Windows Explorer.
Download this photo recovery software
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Asoftech-Photo-Recovery/126127714100611?sk=info
Install and open the photo recovery software, select the memory card, and click 'Start' button.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Jan 03, 2013


Welcome to FixYa.

It is either the battery is not charged properly or the battery is worn out already, meaning that it cannot hold the power anymore.

Replace the battery.

Thank you for using Fixya.
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Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011


images on cameras are stored on a small removable "memory card" usually located near the battery or in its internal (built-in) non-removable memory chip . If you want to access the images through a computer, you have to follow the following procedure:
  1. Usually a cable is provided with digital cameras and can be found in its box. the smaller end of this cable is plugged into a matching port on the camera and the other end is plugged into a "USB port" (the port to which you typically plug in a pen-drive) on the computer.
  2. On doing this for the first time, some notifications will be displayed on the computer
  3. and after a few minutes, you will be able to access the above mentioned memory just like a pen-drive. there will be a few folders and one or several of them will contain the images.
however, the exact steps can differ and it is best that you refer the instructions manual for the exact procedure.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Sep 07, 2011


try one of these. they are freeware

http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.HTML

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Jul 04, 2011


Hi sog_eudonna,

All you need to do is follow the below steps :-

Make sure that the camera is switched on ,

Install the sanyo software or driver which comes along with the camera ,

If you don't have the drivers , then , connect your camera to your computer in mass storage mode.

Mass storage mode can be selected from your camera as soon as you plug in your camera to you computer's USB port , but make sure that you have the camera switched on.

When you connect via the MASS STORAGE mode , you would be able to see a removable drive in your my computer option and hence you can open it and then find all your images inside.

Then select the images you want to copy and paste them either on your desktop or any other folder on your hard disk.

Hope this helps ..:) Let me know in case you have any queries.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011


Consider NOT using the USB connection.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries. Even if you have to buy a card reader, it won't cost any more than a USB cable.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on May 17, 2011


Hi,

Checkout this tip about digital camera error messages


Lens Errorfix for Digital Camera

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Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous interiors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particles that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011


You may have deleted a system file. Easiest way to fix it if this is the problem is to reformat the card in the camera. Insert the card and look for the utilities section and then reformat card or format card. I don;t have the manual in front of me to give you the exact page but all digital cameras can do this. This will setup the card and put any missing files back where they belong again and you should be up and running. Will take longer to read this than it takes to do it too ;-]

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as the free Picasa program ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011


It's saying that because the lock switch on your memory card is in the 'locked' position, take it out and slide the small switch on the side to 'unlocked' (open padlock sign) position. then reinsert it and check.

Sanyo VPC-S880... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011

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