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My camer won't turn on

My cybershot DSC-S500 will not turn on.  When I push the power button, the screen lights up and says, "Cybershot" and then turns back off.  It is less than a year old.  Any suggestions?  Thanks

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  • sscully Dec 17, 2007

    My Sony Cybershot DSC S500 won't turn on. It turns on, shows "Sony cybershot" then shuts off. I have this camera for less than a year, and have not used it very often.

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    my camera wont take pictures. you can still review pictures though. when you turn it on the lens extends and goes back in like 3 times and it says "cyber-shot" then "access" then it says " turn the power off and on again"

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    When I turn on my camera the access lamp light comes on and the camera shuts off immediately. What gives?



  • lilymoon Jul 10, 2008

    The camera will only turn on once in a while seemingly randomly. I've put brand new batteries in it and it still shuts off after just a brief flash of Cyber-shot on the screen.

  • dickeytown Jul 16, 2008

    My Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S650 will not power on it turns on briefly and then right back off.



    You can still view old pictures that you have taken, but it will not allow you to take pictures.

  • minka505 Jul 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with mine only it never comes on .

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    same problem, when i turn it on in less than 3 sec it will turn off!!! is it broken then ?!

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    My camer won't turn on problem

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    My cybershot DSC-S500 will not turn on

  • sabuj Aug 31, 2008

    My cybershot DSC-S500 will not turn on

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    just after switching on the camera it shows cyber-shot on the screen and goes off

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I had the same problem...my camera used to switch on and display "cybershot" for a second or so and the red light at the lower right corner will blink and switch off immediately. To fix this replace your batteries with fresh alkaline batteries. I had lead batteries and although they both deliver 1.5v, there is a difference in the current (amperes) it seems. After I replaced with alkaline batteris...my camera is fully functional again. Hopefully this works...

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That usually means it's out of batteries.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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Does the lense extend when you power it on in "snapshot"mode?
Could be the switch is sticking. These cameras use concave cup button that mash on gold foil on the circuit board. Could be a bad switch. $$$$$ costly.
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Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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    asim abdali Jul 15, 2014

    Lence does not extented

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Take out the memory card, if there is one inserted into the camera. i have the same problem. the battery was new. but once i remove the memory card from the digicam, it worked. i have yet to determine if the fault was the camera or the memory card.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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    asim abdali Jul 15, 2014

    I remove memory card and also replace battries but probleem still

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