I keep trying new batteries and my camera will not turn on. Before I bought this, I think I might have read that there could be a potential problem with the battery door not making good connections to the battery terminals. I think this is my problem as all new batteries I have tried to do make the camera turn on. I have had this camera almost two years and have not damaged it in anyway.
Has anybody heard of this problem with the battery door?
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If you think this has to do with the battery power, you also should check the contacts in the battery compartment. If the are not shiny, you can try to clean them with a dry cloth or a cotton swap. Don't use sharp tools in or close by a camera.
Make sure the battery is inserted correct and the battery cover should be locked correct.
If the camera was not used for a long time, perhaps some contacts are oxidised. Those contacts you can switch, try to switch them several times. Open and close the battery door several times. Press the on of button several times. Put the battery in and remove it several times. And hope the contacts will work again.
I think the problem was either dirty battery contacts or a broken connection somewhere with the battery terminals. I'd cleaned the contacts a number of times with a pencil eraser before, but nothing worked. This time, I just did it again and paid careful attention that both contacts on the battery door were protruding properly--could be that one of the contacts got pushed back such that it wasn't making proper battery contact. All I know is that it's working now, perfectly, after sitting for a couple of years on the shelf. I really like this camera.
the part you are looking for is not selling separately.Your best bet is to keep the battery compartment door in place with scotch tape or other strong tape after you insert new batteries and look on ebay or craigs list for a similar camera which is defective and they are selling it for parts.You should be able to find one within a month or I can look for one for you and email you withe the link.just let me know
I have the same problem and after many different contraptions to try to keep it closed I simply used a ponytail holder. Just a simple brown hair elastic. (a large one) It has worked well for over a year now.
Hello all! I am the one who took the pics of my class and then my wonderful camera stopped working. Before I sent $181 to Sony just to have them looka t the camera. The online helper suggested that I take the batteries out, press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds, let the camera sit for a few minutes without batteries, then place new "good" batteries in it. Well thats what I did and taadaa IT WORKED. I am so excited that I save $181 and my camera is working just as if it was brand new. I hope this solution helps someone!