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Wont turn on.... flashes on then off

I have fresh batteries in it but when i try to power on the power button light flashes on and then i can read the cybershot logo then it dies and i try again adn it does the same thing
also whe i plug it into my computer it turns on then dies
also the lens is partially extended
help please

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    I am having the same trouble. I have tried the new batteries and leaving them out, but it still will not turn on. Any other suggestions. When I plug it into the computer it gives me the screen for setting the clock, but as soon as I hit the ok it dies and the screen goes blank.



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Get out the batteries then leave the camera for about one day, Put a pair of new batteries then try to switch on.

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We put a new memory stick in our Sony Cyber-shot, and it worked for a few pictures, and then it totally died. All you get is a black screen. Can anyone help? Thank you

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