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Problem in battery

My camera working well for the paset 3 months. But today when power on my camera, a display shows "For use with compatible battery only" and automatically turns OFF.

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Re: problem in battery

Well is it the correct battery? Assuming it is and should be if supplied with camera- How old is it? Batteries do lose their capacity to hold full voltage as they age - so perchance it is not delivering enough. This is especially applicable to re-chargable batteries. A New battery then

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I have had my camera for over a year now without a problem. It is a Sony Cybershot 7.2 Megapixels. Everytime I turn it on a black screen and the message - "For Use with Compatible Battery Only"...

There is a sentence which i cannot figure out the your wrote in your initial description of your poblem. I think it is meant to be the error message you are getting here is what i read as part of
""For Use with Compatible Battery Only&quot"

Can you try and post it again. From your response i still have te suspicion it could be the batteries, but your error message will help.


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well, i just chcked my camera, and you have the right could be the battery is just bad, though i don't know how to check this without trying it in another camera.

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