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Camera will not come on when power is on in battery mode withe even new batteries /but will sometimes come on with usb power supply

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SYMPTOM =
Camera suddenly powers down or stays off.

POSSIBLE CAUSES =
* The function of POWER OFF in (Setup) mode has been activated.
* The battery has run out.

SOLUTIONS / CORRECTIVE ACTIONS =
*Set the option of POWER OFF to OFF.
*Turn the power back on or charge the battery.

Try this and let me know what happens and thank you, Binary Bob

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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I suspect the camera message re: BATTERY TEMPERATURE HIGH is quite right as the battery spec for that camera is 3.7V. As you probably know from dealing with other cameras, a .1 or .2 V over or under is usually is not a problem., but 4.7V vs the required spec of 3.7V is not going to work out at all.

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The actual battery life will vary depending on how the camera is operated and what functions and types of batteries are used; using zoom and flash frequently will shorten the battery charge.

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This from Sony website:

To ensure the proper operation of the battery, please do as follows after charging the battery.
(1) When charging by connecting the AC adaptor directly to the camera Pleasedisconnect DC IN from the camera after charging is completed. Also, itis recommended to remove the battery from the camera when charging iscompleted as the battery is discharged slightly even if the camera isturned off.
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