Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera
When I try to turn the power on, it shuts off immediately. "Cyber-shot" appears in the window, then it beeps twice and turns off. I've tried new batteries
I had the same problem, corrected it by cleaning the battery contacts inside the camera.
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
If the lens can't get into the normal start up position because of a defective lens it will shut down. Expencive to repair bad lens.
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
I had a similar problem with two different Sony cameras. It would turn on, then right off, even with brand new batteries. My problem was the batteries. I cannot use normal alkaline batteries. I must use re-chargeables only! You might try that. There IS a difference. If you read the batteries closely, the re-chargeables say 1.2 volts vs. 1.5 volts. I also read an article on the differences between alkaline and re-chargeables in digital cameras.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
SOURCE: Camera won't turn on...
I got this from the Sony website. I haven't tried it yet. I also have an email in to them.
Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if the power will not turn on.
IMPORTANT: If model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product. Manuals are available online in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony® eSupport Web site.
Posted on May 25, 2008
SOURCE: power on n off
I also had this problem with my DSC-S730. Take the batteries out and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Get new name brand alkaline batteries. Warm them in your hands and insert them properly and close the battery door. Then hold the camera upside down so the batteries make good contact and press the review (>) button.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
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