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Battery fully charged but my Sony F717 just unable to switch on.

I have been using my Sony F717 regulary, last night I took photos and it was alright. This morning when I tried to switch on the camera, it just cannot function anymore. I tried to charge the camera directly but there is no signal seen. I have 2 batteries and I tried to replace with another one but the camera still cannot be on.

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  • sjepp Oct 16, 2008

    dsc-f717 worked fine, (but for one issue... when zooming in or out cam could not hold final position and would slip back to a smaller or larger picture by just a bit)(don't know if that is relevent)
    SO.... worked fine, changed the battery and camera would not turn on. tried with other batteries, that's not it. On a few of the attemps to turn on the cam the "on" light went on for a split second and the shut down.

  • artworker Oct 27, 2008

    Camera was working fine on a nearly full battery. Then the screen suddenly went black while preparing to take the next picture and there was no power. I tried switching batteries and then attaching to a power supply. No sign of life, not even the yellow charging LED.
    HELP!

  • chrias Mar 26, 2009

    Exact same issue with mine. I was watching the videos on my tv from my camera and I guess the av plug wasn't pushed in all the way because the tv went fuzzy. When I properly seated the plug the camera just died and it wouldn't power back on. I put it on the charger and the light came on for a few seconds then died again. Swapped batteries and hit the reset button and it's still dead. I wonder how much Sony is going to charge to fix it?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Hi everybody.

    I've got the sam problem as you all do with my DSC f717 which can't be charged any more :( What shall I do??

  • GeeAust May 12, 2009

    same problem as all of you...what makes it even more fustrating is that i am on holidays in New Zealand and cant take photos.. I assume this isnt covered by that recall everyone is talking about? http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-it...

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Problem is occour in camera power supply section. There are 4 fuse in BT-015 Board if they are okay than check FR-194 Board. on this board IC001 DC control is faulty. I hope problem will be solved

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