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Battery Life Very Low

I bought new rechargeable batteries for my Sony DSC-W5 digital camera. I charged fully and my camera worked fine with them, but the next time I tried to turn on my camera, it would not turn on. So, I recharged the batteries and put them in my camera. THe same thing happened, I could turn my camera ononce, but once I turned it off, I could not turn it back on. Is there any trouble-shooting I can do to fix this problem or is it something that only a professional can fix?

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  • fritziee Dec 27, 2007

    I have had my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera for only 2 years. Dec 23, 2007 worked fine. Went to take Christmas Eve pics and I could not turn the camera on. Charged the original rechargeable batteries but still does not turn on. I find it could be very pricey buying a new camera every two years as was one of the solutions. Do you not think that Sony should stand by their products and offer some compensation for this. Camera should last more than two years!! Where can a person find out about getting the camera checked out to see if it is a battery problem or is it something to do with the on/off switch. Disappointed picture taker on Christmas Eve. Fritziee

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    I've had the camera for 2 years and as soon as you put in a new charged battery the camera starts to eat the battery within minutes. I've called Sony but they refuse to fix it for less than $181.00! Ridiculous! I suggest calling sony and filing a complain about the camera so maybe we could get this problem recalled and get our money back!

  • blairteam Feb 03, 2008

    Same problem - used lots of different batteries and charged levels. The camera is clearly not 'reading' the battery properly. Any other sloutions?

  • vbwiz Mar 29, 2008

    Rechargebles run down in 30 minutes usage. Very disappointed. Sony Should repair or replace or, buyers should buy the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 with 10x optical and intelligent ISO with Leica Lens starts at 28mm wide angle! Excellent battery life.

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Might be the wrong rechargable batteries? And don't even try to use regular AAs The camera shuts itself off. You have to use rechargables.

Posted on May 30, 2007

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Totally discharge the batteries [by putting them in a torch to tun them right down] the rechagre them fully, If this does not improvethings = the repair djop but be warned it can be pricey - almost new camera time perhaps.

Posted on May 23, 2007

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