Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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No power My Sony digital camera dsc-s5000 has no power, and the problem isn't the batteries. Can you advise? Is it worth repairing if necessary? thanks

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  • davidandjoy Dec 31, 2008

    I've had mine replaced twice on warranty and now it's broken again and the warranty's up so they won't do anything. There a flaw with the camera :(

  • gldenret Jan 10, 2009

    Push power button - cybershot flashes on LCD screen and access lamp turns red and than disappears with cybershot. Lens area stays closed and camera appears to be powerless. Changing batteries has no effect.

  • ricomx Jan 12, 2009

    Almost de same problem, I insert new batteries and only shoot 1 or 2 photos, what happens??

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. The camera will start, and in a second or two, it just turns off by it self. The battery indicator, indicates that the battery is empty, but the batteries are new.

  • Muhammed Mubeen
    Muhammed Mubeen Jan 22, 2009

    I used new batteries but the power is not on, It's trying to switched on but can't, any help?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    well, i as i was taking a picture, my camera just shut off, and i was going to turn it back on , and it wouldn't., the lens are still open. I don't understand why , my camera was charged !



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I was having the same problem, I took a clean pencil eraser and polished the contacts in the camera.
Using fresh new batteries, I also lightly cleaned the contacts points with emery cloth. I cleaned with alcohal and Q-tips. Issue resolved for now.

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Took mine back to Target & they exchanged it. It was on sale for less than I paid and they reimbursed me the difference as well! New one's been flawless.

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