Same problem as a few other posts. The batteries are definetly charged but the camera won't turn on, It just beeps three times, it is less than a year old but have lost the recipt. I can't find a reset button on it anywhere, any other suggestions?
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Ruby, try pressing and holding on button or you will have to reset.
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Cradle and contacts are fine. Cradle circuit is nothing but a reed relay and few wires, relay closes on proximity to robot's body, therefore no voltage on contacts before robot is close to cradle. There is a thermistor inside of battery, and mine was bad. I removed it and now I am charging the battery from my bench power supply at about 220 ma current, overnight, and it works. Probably the solution is to get a new replacement battery, but the one with the thermistor inside (OEM), easily recognized by the third wire, and all should be fine, assuming that nothing else is wrong with charging circuit or power adapter (12v/1A) Hope this will give you some ideas of where to poke. Once successful, please post your solution.
This may help: connect the camera with the charging cord.
press and hold the ON/OFF button and the PLAY button.
(the one that allows you to see the pictures you just took).
hold them until the light on the charger cord starts flashing and then the screen turns on and the lens retracts.
I figured out the fix: Take the batteries out, put them back in and close the battery cover. Next, turn on the camera and before it can finish the three beep sequence, open up the battery cover(disconnecting the battery power). Close the battery cover (reconnecting the batteries) and switch on the camera. It may take a couple of tries, but it seems to be a "poor man's reset"
It seems i have the same problem...although my batteries do charge, and i can take pictures. But when I play them back It does this beep beep beep and shuts off and the lens doesnt always close. It's really pissing me off
the 3 beeping sound means that the camera has low battery capacity. the lens is stuck out because there is incorrect battery connection. there is an option on the camera setting for the battery type. try this one: -turn the camera on -click on Menu button -select options using left/right, up/down button -select Set up 2 -Select Battery type -Select Alkaline for non-rechargable or Ni-MH for rechargable -click OK button
this setting should be done when using camera for the first time and whenever you are switching battery types, from rechargable to non-rechargable and vice versa.