I'm new to digital cameras. i want to save by not using batteries, but my camera will not work with just the attached to an ac adapter plugged in. do all cameras need batteries AND a plugged in ac adapter in order to work? do i need to charge it by leaving it charging, plugged into the camera? then will it work without batteries and just an ac adapter? might i have an ac adapter that doesn't work? how does one test if an ac adapter is working?
Make sure the ac adaptor ius the right polarity for the camera, negative outside plug and positive centre,also make sure the voltage output of the charger is correct 5 volts dc.You do not need batteries as well as the charger.
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I see you can't even look on the screen, because you have to start the camera first, before you can switch between taking pictures and viewing. You you not even can see an error displayed on the screen. Most obvious is the battery, or its connections. The manual says: "The camera does not work even when batteries are installed." Insert recharged batteries in the correct direction. "Inserting the battery and the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (sold separately)" (p. 13), "Charging the battery and setting up using the supplied CD" (p. 14), "Charging the battery with the supplied USB-AC adapter" (p. 17) Battery performance may have been reduced temporarily due to low temperature. Take the batteries out of the camera, and warm them by putting them in your pocket for a while. Then to make sure it is not the battery they advice to connect an external USB-AC adapter.: An F-3AC USB-AC adapter (available separately) is recommended if the camera will be used for extended periods. Note that the power cable supplied with the USB-AC adapter is for use exclusively with the USB-AC adapter. Do not use with other devices. With the adapter, the voltage (and current it can deliver) could be enough to switch on the camera. If it works, you should take aout the battery and check if the connection point of the battery and in the camera are clean and shiny. If not, please clean them with a dry cloth. Never use a sharp tool to clean electronic contacts. The manual says the battery will live up to 300 charge / discharge cycles. If the camera won't work with the battery and it works with the USB AC adapter, replace the battery.
I'm glad to provide the information about charging the Camera. You can charge the Camera either using AC adapter or by connecting to the USB port on the Computer. Please make sure that you're not connecting AC adapter to the Camera when connecting to USB port on the computer. You can connect the Camera to the computer for more than 150 minutes(two and half hours) to fully charge the battery.
You can check the status of the LED on the AC Adapter while charging with the AC Adapter.
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Please make sure that the Battery in the Camera is fully charged. Please check if the issue is with the battery charger. Make sure that the Charge Lamp in the Battery Charger is lit when connected to the Wall outlet. You can try recharging the battery pack for almost 6 hours as initial charging. If you've another battery pack, try using the same to check if the issue is with the Camera or with the battery. You can also try turning on the Camera by connecting the optional ACL-S5K AC Adapter. This Adapter can be used for turning on the Camera, it cannot be used to charge the battery pack. For charging the battery in the Camera, the supplied battery charged needs to be used. If the Camera is not turning on using both the AC Adapter and new battery, then the Camera may require service.
If an SD memory card is installed, remove the card.
Remove power from the camera as described below:
If you are using only batteries for power, open the battery/memory card door and remove both batteries.
If you are using only the HP AC power adapter, disconnect it from the camera.
If you are using both batteries and the HP AC power adapter, remove both batteries and the power adapter.
Wait for 15 seconds. Then reinsert the batteries and close the battery/memory card door or reconnect the HP AC power adapter to the camera. If you are using both batteries and AC power, try each method separately.
Turn the camera on and off. If the issues is not resolved do the following
Connect the camera to the optional AC power supply
Connect the camera to the optional AC power supply. Ensure that the AC power supply is connected to a working power outlet.
Try turning the camera on.
If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
If the is not resolved ,then repeat setps 1 to 4 abiove but remove the batteries and keep the AC power adapter connected.
Have Sony DSC-P73 with exact problem. Only turns on in SETUP mode and when switches to all other modes camera shuts off usually with lens extended. Have tried new batteries - new memory stick - new everything and nothing helped. I just took out the batteries and attached the AC ADAPTER and all works perfectly now so problem is with either batteries - battery compartment or battery connections. As long as you do not need a "PORTABLE" camera, using AC Adapter solves this problem :)
Hi! This is what I need you to try.. If you're using a 5v ac adapter to charge the camera's battery - please hook it to the camera WITHOUT THE BATTERY in it. The 5v ac adapter can be an alternative power supply.
Turn on the camera - check if it would do the same thing - like lighting up, making a noise (attempting to extend the lens) and closes. If it does, the camera needs to be sent in for repair.
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If you are using a photoframe dock2 or camera dock series 3 to recharge the camera's batt - use its 5v ac adapter. It will work with the cam. Make sure, the batt is not in it to check the cam's condition, isolating the possible interference of the battery.
If the camera works fine - when the AC adapter is attached, no battery in it - consider buying a new battery.
V610 is a very nice camera, but it was manufactured in 2006. If you have not replaced the battery yet, it might just need to be replaced. Even Li-ion rechargeable batteries wear out eventually - it can only last up to 300 charging cycles.
If you're using a batt that is less than a year old, the cam might just need to be sent in for service.
Hey ghgyu, I would first make sure you have the batteries installed correctly. If you are using a camera dock or you have an AC adapter cord I would try removing the batteries and try turning the camera on while connected to the camera dock or plugged into an outlet with the AC adapter cord. If the camera works this way I would then try cleaning the battery contacts with a soft cloth or an eraser. If none of this works I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
Ouch! You can't use an AC adapter with any battery-operated equipment you choose to just because the plug fits physically. The A70 requires 5-6 volts, and a Pavilion adapter typically puts out 18 volts. You most probably blew out your Canon's power supply within a few seconds, unless it's fused somehow. Next stop: tech support/repair shop/camera cemetery. Sorry.