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Camera will not stay on

Turn camera on i have a flashing battery above the words saying for use with compatible battery only then shuts down,can you please help me
kind regards bob

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Re: camera will not stay on

Please check if the battery supplied is an NPBG1 battery.

or try this...

1.turn the unit on the menu button
3. select setup
4. inside setup and search for setup 1 (option with a toolbox icon with a number at the bottom.)
5. inside setup1, pls select initialize and reply with OK to evety prompt(using the center button)
6.if succesfull(you'll get clock settings)
7.set the date and time then try the camera again.

if this does not work.... call sony cust service 1800-222-7669

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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