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My camera screen keep flashing access

I thought my batteries was dead but I got some new ones and I powered up the camera and it said access. After that it said power off and turn on. Nothing is happening. What can I do?

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When i try to turn my camera on it flashes a small red light and then it won't turn on, how do i fix this?


The Red indicator flashing in the Camera may be the Access Lamp or the Power Lamp. The Access Lamp is located below the Control buttons and the Power Lamp near to the power button. If the Access Lamp is flashing, it indicates that the Camera is accessing the Memory. Do not remove the Memory Stick or Batter while the Access Lamp is lit.

If the Power Lamp is flashing, it indicates that the Camera is turned on. If the Lamp is lit in Red it shows that the Battery is not having enough charge. Insert new batteries or charged Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries to resolve the issue.

You may also try power resetting the Camera. To power reset the Camera, remove the batteries from the Camera and then press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds and then reinsert the batteries after 1 minute and check if the Camera works normally. If the issue persists, service may be required.


Oct 21, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera

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Olympus 770 SW waterproof etc camera doesnt work - battery appears to charge but camera does not turn on or get any charge out of the battery - did get water in it about 7 months ago screen was stuffed but...

Water contains impurities and bits of chemicals that, over time, corrode surfaces, especially metallic parts. It's highly likely that your battery contacts, on the battery itself or inside the camera, are corroded and not conducting as they should, when they're clean. Clean them with a damp cloth, and try your battery again. If that doesn't work, your power switch could be contaminated. That would consist of taking the camera carefully apart, and gaining access to the copper pads and switch plate to clean them with at least 90% alcohol and a q-tip. Try these things before you give up, chances are something is just not conducting right. In case you have no success and give up, get an estimate before you have it serviced. Oftentimes, the cost of repair exceeds the cost of replacement.

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Hello, i am electronically challenged. when i press the power button on my camera it comes on for like a second then this little red light flashes a couple times and it shuts off. what is wrong with it?...

The battery is going dead.
Like many digital cameras, this one gobbles up batteries.
Always have a few extras ready to insert.
In an emergency, you can drop your almost-dead batteries in fairly hot water, dry them off thoroughly, and get a couple of bonus shots out of them.

Dec 29, 2009 | Kodak Easyshare M893 Digital Camera

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Powers on/off, but all other buttons won't work

exact same problem here. I called the Vtech and they will replace it.

Sep 06, 2009 | Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera

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With new batteries already put in--no power

Are you using rechargeable batteries, and have tried lots of different batteries? Also, sometimes rechargeable batteries fresh out of the package can be dead or have very little juice. Just a thought...Hard to say that's it though if you were having the same thing happen before...

Jan 16, 2009 | Apex Digital Digitrex DSC-3000 Digital...

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sounds like a dead battery. Plug the origional charger into it and the front led (below the flash) should flash red. If the red led in the back of the camera flashes or stays lit, then you have the wrong charger plugged in. (the camera won't power up if the back red/green led is on when plugged in)

May 08, 2008 | Jazz DV-179 Digital Camera

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Camera Powers Off Either When Powered On, Or Shortly After

In the cameras menu try finding the reset feature. once it is reset test it out also check to see if the cameras flsh is working if it is and then the batteries are dead then it has a bad flash compasitor because it has to charge up and release the charge to the flash but if the compasitor nevr fully charges it keeps tring to charge it and the batteries drain fast. It can be repaired. Hope this helps.

Mar 12, 2008 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

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Sony dsc h1 digital camera

Hello all! I am the one who took the pics of my class and then my wonderful camera stopped working. Before I sent $181 to Sony just to have them looka t the camera. The online helper suggested that I take the batteries out, press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds, let the camera sit for a few minutes without batteries, then place new "good" batteries in it. Well thats what I did and taadaa IT WORKED. I am so excited that I save $181 and my camera is working just as if it was brand new. I hope this solution helps someone!

Sep 17, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera

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CF Excessive Power

Nikons and Fujis keep the CF slot powered, and "poll" it every now and then to see if a card has been removed or inserted. So yes, a camera may drain batteries much faster with a CF card than it does with an XD. But if it really does do this, then someone at Fuji deserves to be on the street, looking for a new job. Polling a card every few seconds does not have to be a traumatic experience to the camera. A Nikon can sleep for months, and not show appreciable battery drain. After what I've seen in the horribly slow CF write times of the S3, and the large artificial difference in write times between CF and xD on that camera, I'd say someone (or several "someones") at Fuji is doing everything in their power to make CF look bad and steer people into xD.

Sep 12, 2005 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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