How to Turn Off the Sound Effects on your Sony Cybershot DSC-W200

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I just got a snazzy little digital camera for Christmas. It’s 12 megapixels, it fits in my pocket, and it takes beautiful pictures. There’s only one problem: out of the box it makes loud beeping noises every time I press a button. And much to my dismay, the “OFF” switch for this is NOT quite so intuitive to find (hint: clicking the “MENU” button isn’t going to bring you there, and the instruction manual hides the answer). But after many wincing minutes of “Okay, I think we’re gonna need to return this damned thing,” I finally mashed enough buttons that I ran into it.

So if you’re trying to enjoy your brand new toy and find yourself fighting with the same problem, I bring you… THE SOLUTION!

  1. Click the “HOME” button once or twice until you see a menu.
  2. Use the Right arrow key to scroll all the end of the list, where you’ll find “SETTINGS”
  3. Click the Middle button to select “MAIN SETTINGS”
  4. Use the Right arrow key to select the first option: “BEEP”.
  5. Click the Middle button to toggle the options for this setting.
  6. Use the Down arrow key to find “OFF” and select it with the middle button.
  7. Click the “HOME” button again to get back to taking pictures.

All better!

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3 Responses to “How to Turn Off the Sound Effects on your Sony Cybershot DSC-W200”

  1. DC in Chicago Says:

    Thank you. I have been annoyed by those beeps ever since I got this camera two years ago.

  2. shannon Says:

    thanks! was also thinking I’d have to return this camera since the manual was not helpful!

  3. Nadine Says:

    Thank you so much! I have been unable to take pictures of my sleeping baby as the beeps always wake her up! Now I can snap away freely :-)