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DSV-V1 no power, doesn't react on battery or batterycharger

anyone any idea HOW I could check this problem myself ?
Suddenly ,from one moment into another my Sony is "dead"....?
I checked the charger and he is ok.
But i cannot check the battery because it has to be charged when placed into the camera.
So, the camera doesn't react on any kind of use of knobs.
thank you .
Kind regards

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  • bs128349 Jul 02, 2009

    Hello Obertelli,
    thank you very much for your reaction.
    So, you mean that this camera cannot be used on the power supply ONLY , it's always through the presence of the battery that one can use this cam ?
    Maybe there is a possibiltiy to "check" the battery ,I mean if it is "broken" or not.
    Yes it's a NP-FC11,Li-On ,but cannot see anywhere "info lithium".I have a picture but cannot send it using this reply I guess ? ;-)
    I live in Belgium ,so a little bit difficult to send it to you ,but thanks anyway.
    kind regards,

  • bs128349 Jul 11, 2009

    Hi Rob,

    Couldn't reach you at the email adress you gave me ?
    Although I replied the same day ...
    (The following message to was undeliverable.)

    Thank you,
    kind regards



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You may still have a battery fault, and the only way you'll find out is to buy or borrow an external charger such as the Sony BC-VC10. Buying a new battery won't solve it as they're supplied uncharged.

If you live in the UK and can post the battery to me I'll try to recharge it for you and will post it back afterwards.

BTW: Is your battery a genuine Sony InfoLITHIUM C, model number NP-FC11?

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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    Obertelli Jul 07, 2009

    Hi Pat, sorry for the delay.

    I've just double checked my DSC-V1 using the original power supply (charger) cable (haven't used it for years since getting a separate charger!) and yes, the camera will work even without a battery fitted when the external power supply is connected. If your camera does not do the same then the charger is broken.

    Genuine Sony NP-FC11's will have the word InfoLITHIUM C printed on the back of them, so it's possible that yours is either a "compatible" battery or a fake. Even if it's genuine, then it can fail suddenly as the genuine battery contains a microprocessor which can fail.

    The DSC-V1 is a great little camera and it's certainly worth getting your battery checked or replaced if the external charger functions correctly. Belgium isn't far (I'm in Croydon in the south-east of England), so my offer still stands regarding trying out your battery in my camera: it's a lot cheaper than buying a new one and finding it doesn't work. Beware of batteries on eBay or Amazon though as I've found that most are fakes. You can contact me directly on if you'd like to arrange for me to try your battery and recharge it. If you do send me an email then let me know by adding a further comment as the address I've given is a disposable one as an anti-spam measure.





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