20 Most Recent Sanyo Xacti S650 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Could be a problem with the LCD display... it is defective. If you turn the unit on, and nothing is displayed in the LCD, not even a menu can be displayed and the > play button does nothing to show your pictures... then it is broken.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Apr 08, 2013

You may download a copy of the manual here.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Apr 30, 2012

your lens is not interacting with the power sequence if you turn turn on the camera and the message is displayed (switich the camera of and on again) then its mean that your camera lens is pressed either by your self or accidently the lens housing is malfanctioning

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Feb 29, 2012

You can find your owners manual at this link. Hope this helps.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on May 22, 2011

The first thing to ask is, did you turn the camera on? I ask this because some devices automatically power up when they're connected, however it's likely that your camera needs to be actually switched on as well as being plugged in. The difference is that those other devices are powered/charged from the USB whereas your camera is not.

If that wasn't the answer, then you have to find out which of the three possibilities (USB port ' USB cable ' Camera) is not working.

Start with the USB port. Plug any device you have handy into it and check that it works; a memory stick is probably easiest. Any good? If not, the port is your problem, try another.

Try a different cable. Hmmm. yes, that's hard. The thing about USB cables is that if they fit, they're compatible, so you only have to find one that actually fits. Check your own devices, you may have one. Ask your friends... failing that you may have to get one to test out. Any good? Obviously if it works, the cable was the problem.

And if it's not the USB port, and it's not the cable, then unfortunately it must be the camera.

As you plug in the camera and turn it on, watch your computer for activity... it's possible that it's connecting, but doing nothing. Go to your device manager and look around - does it appear anywhere? If it's connecting but not set up to download pictures, then we have a slightly different problem.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011


The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.


Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011

your camera faulty,need dent to repaire

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Nov 11, 2010

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 intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, 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 particals 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 Xacti S650... | Answered on May 20, 2010

there really isn't, sad to say. I too used to take photos of my grandchildren and got really tire of getting an "after the cute smile, or event" image. (back of head, etc). I upgraded to a DSLR camera and no longer have that problem. I use the continuous shooting mode, so it shoots several images in a row, and I don't miss a thing!!!!!

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

use rechageble batteris2700mAh standerd battaries

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010

Move the slide switch on the side of the card.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Mar 01, 2010

This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Feb 23, 2010

Reset the camera... if it doesn't work.. it needs a servicing

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

At first, you need to copy all images from the Memory card to a PC using a card reader.
and Second, you can format your card.

It will save your images and you card may be in working condition.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Jan 10, 2010

Just use a card reader to download your pics.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

Its broken.
Purchase another.

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Jul 30, 2009

Here try this website im not sure about viruses though....cause i found it by an accident hope it helps http://camera.manualsonline.com/ex/thread/view/idThread/290637

Sanyo Xacti S650... | Answered on Jul 02, 2009

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