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CAMERA WON'T CUT ON

I TRY TO CUT THE CAMERA ON AND GET THE CYBERSHOT SCREEN AND THE CAMERA POWERS OFF AGAIN. I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL DIFFERENT BRANDS OF BATTERIES EVEN RECHARGABLES AND I CAN'T GET IT TO STAY ON LONG ENOUGH TO GET INTO THE MENU.

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Sometimes alkaline batteries can't handle the power requirement.

Try LITHIUM batteries. The cost per picture is surprisingly low.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

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