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Battery/power-up problem Camera will not stay powered up. The "low battery" indicator shows up on the display, and then it shuts off shortly thereafter. I've tried many combinations of AA batteries to make sure it wasn't really a low battery problem. I have not used any of the batteries Sony warns against in their manual (e.g. Manganese, etc.). Any ideas before I go look for a new camera? Thanks in advance for your help. MG

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  • mblair74 Dec 04, 2007

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    me too!!! help!! it seems that I can "view" the pictures, but it won't allow me to take any....

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    I have tried using all diffrent kinds of new batterys and my camra will not stay powered it turns on for a breif second shows the low battery signal and shuts off.

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    low battery indictor shows even with new battery. Going through batteries every time I use the Sony Cybershot camera. Help!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    I also have the exact same problem. What is it with this model camera?! Can anyone out there assist me? Thankyou. :)



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For what its worth I had this same problem with both rechargeables and alkcalines. Fresh batteries were rejected after just a few shots and were clearly NOT dead. Solution seems to be either use Sony's NP-NH25 cybershot battery which is made of two AA batteries jointed at the hip or use generic rechargeable NiMh batteries with a capacity superior to Sony's battery (>2500mAh).


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