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Battery Problem I turn on the camera and after a few seconds, it tells me "For use with compatible battery only" and turns off right away.  The strange thing is that the battery IS compatible with the camera--it was the same one that it came with!

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    mine does exactly the same thing

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I bought a SONY DSC-S750 3 months ago. Since last week, when i turn the camera on, appears the message "for use with compatible battery only". The battery came with the camera. The camera was bought in a big store in Philadelphia. I WILL NEVER BUY A SONY CAMERA AGAIN. I already tried to reset, tried to remove the battery and the problem persists.

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Did you charge it fully?

did you double check that it is the model of battery that is supposed to be supplied?

maybe they mis-packaged the wrong battery and it just happens to fit. it should be a Sony Type "G" lithium Ion battery, model number NP-BG1....3.6Volts

good luck, call sony.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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finally brought a cheap replacement battery as suggested and now i can use my camera!

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Solution 2) please remove the battery while pressing and holding the power button for 1 min. plase make sure that the battery supplied for yer camera is an NPBG1 original sony battery.
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