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Cmaera will not stay on

Have had this camera about a year. 
When I turn it on it shuts right back off.  thank you

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2007

    It comes on with the noise, then just stops and shuts off!! Then it only turns on for Set Up..

  • Laforzagene Nov 21, 2007

    Same problem. Camera won't stay on. Brand new batteries will work for a few pictures, then shuts off right after turning on.

  • georgiarooni Nov 23, 2007

    camera turns on for a second, then shuts off. at first thought it was a battery problem, but if it's on the 'view' setting, it stays on. so i can view photos on the screen, but if it's on any other setting to take a photo or video, it just shuts right off after a second.

  • Megbgrd Dec 16, 2007

    I have been having the same problem with mine. At first I thought my batteries weren't charging right so I bought new batteries and it shows full battery level but then after I take a picture it flashes low battery and shuts off...any way to fix this???

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Camera shuts off after a few seconds in any many other than "view" mode.

  • Moscow_Wolf May 05, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem and I cannot see how buying 'Lithium' batteries is going to rectify when it has worked on either SONY's own rechargeable batteries or the usual Duracell ones for the last 3 years!

    There must be a simple solution to this problem as a few users are experiencing it and we just need a properly thought out answer.

    Thank you


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I had the same problem. After trying several different new batteries I bought high grade Lithium batteries. This worked! Before getting a new camera try spending $15 on quality batteries. It worked for me.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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I have the same problem with my W5, i initially thought it was a battery problem too, but it seems it isn't, although it does appear that the camera is draining the battery quickly when camera is off.
SOmeone on this post suggested the problem was resolved when the camera was sent in to be fixed...
http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/sony-cybershot-dscw5_question.html?qid=3131

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Mine even shuts off of view setting

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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