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Level 2 Service Manual for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8 and DSC-T1

After much stress dealing with a no-name vender (sivaraman vasudevan or sharmila at [email protected] and/or [email protected]) I have the service manual for the Sony DSC-P8 camera. It's the level 2 version which means it's one step up from the owners manual (level 1) and has all of the necessary breakdown information for taking your camera appart and trouble shooting it. There are several boards where there are no schematic for them because they are only designed to be replaced, not serviced. Knowing that, I don't believe there is a public release of any level 3 service manual. There are plenty of schematics in the level 2 service manual describing how everything connects together and all of the pin names for connectors. It does get down to a component level of detail on some serviceable boards within the camera, like the power supply among others.

If anyone needs this manual, I can make it available to you for a reasonable price via Paypal only... say a couple dollars. The manual is in PDF format and is 5.14MB written in english full of pictures. Just email me at emailbrett [at] gmail [dot] com for my paypal id if you are interested.

And by all means, do not buy from [email protected] or [email protected], I had to get paypal involved with a claim before they would send me the service manual... took about 2 weeks to resolve. I'll promptly reply to your request and send the PDF out as soon as I am by any computer.

BTW: I only have manuals for the Sony DSC-P8 and T1 cameras.

Happy fixing!

Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:30:50 -0700

I now have the following manuals:

Sony DSC-P8 level 2
Sony DSC-T1 level 2
Sony DSC-F717 level 1, 2, 3, and ADJ

Level 1 is always just the user manual.
Level 2 is disassembly, high level board replacement/troubleshooting, parts list, block diagrams, high level schematics.
Level 3 is down at the board level circuitry, full parts list of even the tiny components on the boards. Trust me, you don't want to even mess with that unless you have all of the equipment necessary and good working knowledge of electronics.
ADJ is the adjustments manual.. more in depth like level 3.

Cheers :)

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 20:30:08 -0700

Hi Brett! Please, e-mail me service manual on Sony DSC-F717 level 2, 3, and ADJ! its a very need me! My camera wrote error E:61:10 and i don`t fix this!

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 04:35:36 -0700

Oh sorry!!! my e-mail [email protected]

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 04:36:37 -0700

I'm interested in Sony DSC-T1 level 2

Mon, 07 Aug 2006 06:29:10 -0700

Brett - I need Level 1 only for the DCS-T1. Please advise

Mon, 07 Aug 2006 19:19:56 -0700

I am interested in the Sony DSC-T1 Level 2 manual. Let me know what to do in order to get a copy.

Sean Petridis
Tue, 08 Aug 2006 14:28:34 -0700

Hi All, So far everyone above has found my email address ok, and I'm in contact with them. If anyone else is interested, just email me at emailbrett [at] gmail [dot] com for my paypal id and a price.

Cheers and happy fixing,

Tue, 08 Aug 2006 22:43:42 -0700


I just found several SONY DIGITAL CAMERA SERVICE MANUAL at this site at reasonable prices.


Mon, 21 Aug 2006 08:16:53 -0700

Hi Brett! Please, e-mail me service manual on Sony DSC-F717 level 2. I dropped mine and the thumb wheel no longer works. The LCD frequently displays pictures with a green hue and then self corrects (though the pics are not affected). THANKS.

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:01:41 -0700

Hey im interested in the t-1

Wed, 08 Nov 2006 10:59:24 -0800

Happy Holidays everyone! I just wanted to chime in to say I get requests every now and then for the manuals mentioned in the first post, and I'm still happy to help in any way I can and in a timely manner.

Kind Regards,
(emailbrett [at] gmail [dot] com)

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 10:07:27 -0800

Brett I saw your post on camera hacker and was
wondering if you could send me the level 2 for the
dsc-f717. I've got a sticking button that I need to
fix on it but am not sure about the disassembly. I do have a paypal account so I can send you some $$$ for it. Not sure when you will see this post, but when you do, get in touch, thanks.

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 11:26:55 -0800


I need the DSC-T1repair manual.I get a LENS COVER CLOSED error message when
the lens cover is opened.

I have a Sony DSC-T1. I can turn on the power to view photos that are on the memory card but the camera will not turn on to capture photos. I get the error message "LENS COVER CLOSED" when I slide down the lens cover. Sony wants $181 to send them the camera. Any other ideas

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 16:30:41 -0800

hi folks,
if anybody would mail me,
Sony DSC-P8 level 2
Sony DSC-T1 level 2
that would be great.
thanks & regards
Louis C.

Louis C.
Wed, 13 Dec 2006 05:17:04 -0800

Brett can you send me the level 2 DSC t1 manual? Thank you - Cheers and Happy Holidays.

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:03:11 -0800

Hi Brett,

Please send me the Sony DSC-F717 level 2, 3, and ADJ. Also give me your paypal and tell me how much you want so I can pay you.

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 20:20:27 -0800

Oh please send me the DSC-F717 Level 2,3 and ADJ! Let me know your paypal email and I will happy reimburse you!!

Thanks so much,


Sat, 31 Mar 2007 12:38:58 -0800

Interested in Level 2,3 and ADJ for bthe DSC-F717. email - [email protected]

doglas waite
Sun, 01 Apr 2007 09:58:32 -0700

All service manuals for Sony cameras (Level 2, 3)
Service Manuals, Parts Catalog Online Shop

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 23:35:13 -0700

I need a kind of manual about how to change the Sony DSC-W30 LCD which I've smashed by home accident.

I would be very grateful :)

Thu, 17 May 2007 15:36:39 -0700

Hey Brett daughter dropped cam in DC its a DSC-W55auto focus stuck Isure could use a manual with the parts breakdown and and parts list so I can fix or throw away whichever comes first darn thing is brand new atleast we were able to get the pics thanks Randy

Randy Marthis
Mon, 05 Nov 2007 02:44:50 +0000

Hello Brett,
I really need the level 2 service manual for the DSC-T1,
i have a problem with a pin that fell off there and the CCD does not give any picture.
i would appreciate if you could send me the manual to: [email protected]

Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:24:41 +0000

heya - was wondering if there (still) exists an info for the DSC-S30... am having an E:91:01 error & was wondering about a manual reset (as this seems to be the most relevant broad-spectrum 'fix' among Cybershot models).

[email protected]

thanks :)

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 19:27:43 +0000

Hi Chen, I encountered same problem as yours. My DSC-T1 cam does not show any picture (all black). Like what you've mentioned, when I opened it, I saw this pin unattached. Do you know where should this be placed?
Please help. Thanks. ---cheryl

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 15:52:53 +0000

if anyone could mail me:
DSC-T1 manual level 1 & 2..
Thanks in advance..

[email protected]

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:51:15 +0000


Could you please send me the service manual for a DSC-T1. Unit operates in the cradle but will not charge the battery.


Thu, 03 Jan 2008 00:05:21 +0000

Could you please send me the service manual for a DSC-T1? The lens is jammed and it does not extend now when the camera is ON.


Thu, 03 Jan 2008 15:10:56 +0000

Can you please send T1 Level 2 service manual

Thu, 17 Jan 2008 01:42:05 +0000

Hi Brett! Please, e-mail me service manual on Sony DSC-F717 level 2, 3, and ADJ.
thanks a lot!

he weiqi
Fri, 01 Feb 2008 03:34:30 +0000

Could I get a copy of the DSC-T1 level 2 service manual please?

My display is corrupt and the pics come out the same, I expect my lens unit is kapput!!


Fri, 08 Feb 2008 22:03:56 +0000

Hi guys, if you still need manuals... please email me as I don't check back here that often. Thanks! Brett

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:16:43 +0000

Hi Brett,

Could I get a copy of the DSC-T1 level 2 service manual please?

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 16:29:02 +0000

Hi Brett,

Can I also get the Level 2 service manual for DSC-T1?

Kevin Weinzapfel
Sat, 17 May 2008 18:25:12 +0000

Need Sony DCS F717 manuals level 2,3. CCD shot; need to find and replace. Thanks.

Siobhan Basse
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 01:19:45 +0000

Hi Brett -

Amazing how many of us have the same question: what's that damn little pin the flew out when I disassembled the two shells of the camera.

My DSC T1 (survived 4 years of brutal abuse in circling the globe about 5 times) still fires up (display) and I can read cards, but it seems that the CCD sensor assembly is no longer on good speaking terms with the camera processor board.

If I could just take a look at the level 2 service manual I'd have at least an idea of the normal stat of the input and output signals expected from this sensor/lens/zoom motor assembly.

many thanks...


Lionel Mandrake
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:47:38 +0000

Hi Brett,

i'm looking for the service manual for my Sony DSC T1
do you have it
if so ,can you send it over by mail please

with kind regards

Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:23:32 +0000

Hey Brett

Could you send me service manuals 1,2 and 3 for the F717, My charger shorted and I need to do some circuit level repairs


Jonathon Callahan
Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:16:41 +0000

Brett: Do you have a level 2 service manual for the F717 & if so, how much would you like for it.Thanks

Thu, 27 Nov 2008 18:44:17 +0000

hai,i am happy to see that level 2 services manuals avaible. let me the prices.

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:41:07 +0000

why don't you be a cool guy and just share it for free, and post it on the net. why do u have to be such a commie and charge ppl

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 19:09:27 +0000

why do u have to be such a commie and charge ppl

I think you'll find that that's not exactly how communism works. Here's some introductory reading...

A strong argument could be made that what's actually happening here is technocapitalism, the intangible being that the "seller" appears to know how to use google, and you quite obviously don't; if your google-fu is strong, the level 2 and 3 service manuals for most of the cybershot range are already available, on the 'net, for nothing.

Mr Smith
Fri, 09 Jan 2009 20:53:03 +0000

I have level 2, level 3 and the adjustment PDFs for the DSC-F717 available.
Let me know if you're having problems finding them on the net and I'll email you that which you desire :)

For free I might add.

Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:45:02 +0000

Hi Brett,
Need Sony DSC F717 manuals level 2,3.

My on/off switch has broken and I need a replacement part. Any idea how to remove these switch knobs or where to get a new one?

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 18:25:10 +0000

Hi, I have a cybershot DSC-T1, which my daughter had in her hip pocket when she sat down awhile back. The LCD screen is damaged inside and no longer works. Other then that, the camera seems to work fine. Is it possible to just replace the LCD? Would the level 2 manual show how to do that? Any suggestions for places to look for the replacement parts? Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thank you, Pennie

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 03:30:28 +0000

Hi Guys
If anyone wants, service manuals for many Sony Digital Cameras can be found here. Don't waste money buying the service manuals elsewhere. . . .

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 03:36:57 +0000

Please can you send me the manual for the Sony DSC-T1 please...many thanks

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 17:46:42 +0000

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