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Nex 7 AF-C question

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Steveohim, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Steveohim

    Steveohim TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jan 2, 2013
    On my Sony nex 7 when I change it to autofocus c "AF-C" it always crashes the camera, the icons are there but it won't let me press the shutter, if I turn it off it won't turn back on again until I remove the battery, this does this with every lens I have, also there is a little green icon in the bottom left corner.
    Does anyone know what's going on?
     
  2. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Never heard of this before, did you try a factory reset ?
     
  3. Steveohim

    Steveohim TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jan 2, 2013
    No but I've just updated the firmware, it did it before also
     
  4. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Well it might be a long shot but maybe try a factory reset, Its meant to set everything on the camera to standard settings. Its a little hard to find and I don't actually have a nex-7 but a nex-6. Go into the tile menu then to setup then near the bottom of the list just above format there is "initialize" then click "factory reset". No guarantees of course but this would be the first thing I would try.

    edit: sorry I miss read where you said you had already tried this :doh:
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Not much help for the issue with your Nex-7, but never heard of something like that myself either...
    Is the camera still under warranty?
     
  6. Steveohim

    Steveohim TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jan 2, 2013
    No it's a few years old
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Bummer...:(
    How about contacting Sony directly?
     
  8. Steveohim

    Steveohim TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jan 2, 2013
    Yes I will probably end up doing that
     
  9. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Never had that problem with my NEX-7 but as stated before, I would try the factory reset.
     
  10. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Agree 'Reset' is about the only local option.
    But if the problem keeps returning, and goes away by R&R'ing the battery, sounds like a bit is (or isn't) turning on (or off) correctly in some circuit and the battery R&R clears it temporarily...as opposed to a setting.
    But at this point there's nothing to lose by forcing the total camera reset...might work.
     
  11. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Here's a hard reset procedure for the NEX-6, dunno if it works for the 7 but what could you lose?
    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50801013

    (Just make sure the battery is OK. People had all sorts of trouble with some 3rd party batteries or faulty batteries in the past.)
     
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