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Ref. Sony Camera DSC-F828, serial #(###) ###-#### ***** is blocked

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Ref. Sony Camera DSC-F828, serial #(###) ###-#### ***** is blocked with blinking ERROR MESSAGE: C:13:01, Memory stick error. I have tried out all (3) memory sticks I have and get the same error message, hence it has nothing to do with the individual memory stick(s). The error message appears in all camera settings. I also changed the batteries with no better results.
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Werner R. Stutz
Pawling, NY
Phone:(###) ###-####
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...Initially, consider test/use the memory sticks with a card reader attached to a USB port of a computer even if just to completely eliminate them as suspects.Still, the described symptom almost always point to an internal hardware issue or more particularly, possible suspects after a review of the Service Manual are:• main board (least likely);• flex cable (likely);• memory stick connector/contact pin(s) (most likely). Please click HERE.All of the above would require that the Sony DSC-F828 be opened up for visual inspection, voltage/continuity/resistance checks, confirm faults and effect repairs.I realize that the above information may perhaps be not what was expected. Unfortunately, there is no quick-n-easy fix and neither is there a workaround; sorry for having to be the bearer of bad news.Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach?Please post back you would want to approach this and/or should additional information be needed.