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Camera won't stay on

When I turn the camera on it turns off straight away

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If you don't hear any abnormal noises and the camera simply shuts off, make sure you are using fresh batteries. Some older camera models are sensitive to voltage and amperage drops from batteries that are getting too old. Duracell Quantum batteries should do the trick, and are a good price for the value.

If this does not work, you may have to do some surgery. Inside of the DSC-S40 is a very tiny button cell lithium battery. I'm not sure the exact size and rating, but you may want to try removing this tiny battery and replacing it with a similar or better one. It is soldered on with metal tab power leads. You might want to use a 40 watt soldering iron with a very tiny pin head sized tip when you place the new one in. Do not allow it to heat for more than 3 seconds. when you add your own solder to the new battery, it should only take 1 - 3 seconds for it to bond to the battery halves.

I remember having a friend donate his broken one to me and his did not work. It turned off as soon as you put power through it. What I did was take 2 small 30 gauge wires and temporarily lead them to the broken camera, directly on this button cell battery's terminal. And it worked!

The last thing I could recommend for you is to disassemble the camera more completely and make sure the lens system is not jammed. Although there usually is an on-screen error flashing if any part of the lens system malfunctions.

Good luck! But seriously, look into a new camera. This one is pretty dated. But I do commend you for trying to save it. This is a rare camera to an extent. It uses a pretty decent CCD based image sensor and the sharpness is good in various lighting environments. The video bitrate and resolution are outdated, but the color accuracy seems to be better compared to more modern cheaper cmos based point and shoot cameras.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

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SOURCE: My lens is stuck out and it won't go back in!!!

Lens motor is shot. If an older camera- buy a new one a repair will cost nearly as much. If young-[less than a year] send it back

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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What batteries are you using? If they're rechargeable - charge them. If they're not, replace them (with rechargeable NiMH batteries if possible).

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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hi there

those pics that youve saved are still there in the memory stick. the camera though, im no so sure if its retreiveable. even if you dried it, you said that it still wont work. what you can do for your camera is bring it to the service center and have it looked. your memory stick will work though if you cn\onnect it to a card reader/writer and have those pics saved to a media like cd or save it to your computer.

hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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To salvage the pictures you could just use a memory card reader. As for the camera itself I cannot say, but by your description it doesn't sound promising.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Wont stay on longer than two seconds(already got a knew battery)

Your lens is not fully extended. try wiggling it a bit and then turning it on. problem will get solved. my 3 year old dropped mine and the same thing happened.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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