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Turning the camera on

My son mesed with my camera now every time I try to turn it on it goes right back of as soon as i press the power botton.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    I have the same problem w my Sony DSC-P72. If i turn the power on (green light comes on) then the telescope prtotrudes then it immediately retracts and the camara turns off.(the green light goes out). I thought it was a battery problem so i tried fresh batteries and no better. I also tried the reset button.

    if you have a soultion to this pls email me at acab22 at hotmail.com

    thanks

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I have had this problem with both a DSC-P72 and a DSC-P92 (same camera but 5 Mega pixel) They do need real good batteries, when the camera shut’s down I can run MP3 players or flashlights with those batteries for quit a while before those devices are dead.

I was traveling overseas once and installed “fresh” carbon batteries and the camera wouldn’t work at all. I had no photos on that trip until I found some alkaline batteries.

I even have bought 2 “dead” cameras to find that they work fine with REALLY GOOD batteries. So try it again before dumping the camera.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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