Question about Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 Digital Camera
I am using the battery that came with the camera....it has been flat for a while and i just recharged and now this error message is coming up??? not sure why..
I had this same problem and also have a post on fixya on how to fix it and many ppl have emailed me saying thanks. it worked for me and many others. i'll sum it up
on the battery is 3 gold or silver contacts they are small squares u need to take a fork or bend a paper clip and jump all 3 together for 3 seconds. after doing this put the battery in the charger for 1 hour and thats it. you can now use it again.
I'll explain. the cause is putting the battery in the charger backwords. this messes up the data in the battery and makes it not work in your camera. The battery has data stored in it so it will only work with your model camera. it gets this data from the charger. Shorting out all 3 contacts on the battery for 3 seconds deletes the data stored in the battery and putting it back in the charger re-writes the correct data. If this worked for you send me a thanks! :-) firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
Let the battery discharge.
Then reset the camera.
recharge the battery,
let's see what happens.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
I had the same problem on my cybershot and after cleaning the contact points on the battery and within the camera, it works! I used a clean white pencil eraser and cleaned the points with a twisting motion. Hope it works! I saved myself $91 having to send it in to tech support at Sony - not sure why they don't just tell people to try this.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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