A6000 error

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by NkedFatWhiteGuy, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. NkedFatWhiteGuy

    NkedFatWhiteGuy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    I was shooting with my family and some friends today at a Big Truck Day event that was being held at a local rec center. As I was taking some shots of the kids in the outdoor play area, my a6000 locked up on me and the screen went black with a generic error saying to power the camera off and then back on again. After switching power off a few times without success, I finally had to pull the battery. After inserting the battery again, everything seemed to be fine.

    Has anyone else experienced this? I was using the Sony battery that came with the camera and it still had about 40% remaining at the time. I had been shooting with it all day at a couple of events without any problems.
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I had this once on my 6.

    Reset and it has not occured since.
     
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  3. NkedFatWhiteGuy

    NkedFatWhiteGuy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Well, this happened again yesterday. I had the error, had to remove the battery again, and then I could power back up. I shot about 3 more frames and then it happened again. Same symptom and same correction.

    Yesterday when I was shooting, I had a fully charged battery and was shooting in the shade. The camera was cool and was not in any direct sunlight, so I don't think heat was an issue. The shooting conditions were different in many ways from the first time I had this problem. One common piece with both of these events was that I was shooting exclusively with the SEL 1670Z, but aside from that, there are not a whole lot of similarities except for: RAW+JPEG, AWB, AF-C, and using the same battery.

    Anybody else been seeing this or anyone have heard of this? Have I become "The Lucky One" with Sony E-Mount again??? ;)
     
  4. Skipperjonce

    Skipperjonce TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 27, 2012
    Norway
    I had the same error approx one week into owning the A6000. Same cure too.

    Been flawless since and now 2 months later so fingers crossed it was just a one-off glitch.
     
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  5. NkedFatWhiteGuy

    NkedFatWhiteGuy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Fingers crossed for sure!!!

    Skipperjonce, do you remember which lens you were using when that happened to you?
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
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  7. Skipperjonce

    Skipperjonce TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 27, 2012
    Norway
    Pretty sure I had the SEL50f18 on at the time. Either that or the SEL35.
     
  8. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    This happens too frequently (say, once every other or third day) on my NEX 6. It seems to happen more often to me with legacy lenses.

    Wondering -- what lens were you shooting with?
     
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  9. NkedFatWhiteGuy

    NkedFatWhiteGuy TalkEmount Veteran

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    I was shooting with the Zeiss 16-70 both times. The lens and a6000 are pretty new still. I have been shooting almost exclusively with that combination lateky, so I don't have good comparisons with different lenses to pull from; I think I have shot 1 or 2 frames with my SEL50, a couple more with my SEL55210, about 200 with the SELP1650, and a couple with legacy glass, but the only time I have experienced the issue was with the 16-70.

    I never experienced the problem with my NEX 6, but I haven't even mounted the 16-70 on it... I might need to give that a try and see if I can tie it to the lens...
     
  10. NkedFatWhiteGuy

    NkedFatWhiteGuy TalkEmount Veteran

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    That discussion brings up an interesting thought in the last posting: maybe it has something to do with the SD card. I got a new Sony card to go in the a6000 (I thought I might eek out a frame or two more in bursts with the Sony card, but I have not experienced that at all! In fact, I think it might even be slower...) Maybe I should use one of my SanDisk Extreme cards. Worth a shot, right?
     
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  11. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Hmmmm...think I'll try a different sd card too
     
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  12. NkedFatWhiteGuy

    NkedFatWhiteGuy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Let us know what you find!

    I am swampped with work right now, so I am not sure when I will really be able to test, but I will find a way! ;)
     
  13. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    I have had this same thing happen to my A6000 a handful of times. And each time was under different circumstances. It hasn't happened in a long while, so I'm not worried about it.