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My less than 2 year old sony dsc-w100 keeps powering off and on

I know the power is suppose to swich off after about 5 minutes of no activity, but my camera now switches on by itself, stays on for about 5 min then switches off for a few seconds then back on for 5 min. Also if I turn the power off, it switches right back on after a few seconds. As far as I know it has not been dropped or anything. I have fully charged the battery thinking that it may be a battery issue. Any ideas?

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Re: My less than 2 year old sony dsc-w100 keeps powering...

I resolved this in my dsc-w100 with the following procedure:

1. Put the camara in view mode and wait for the lens to retract.
2. Remove the battery
3. hold the power button and remain pressing it.
4. Insert the battery while still pressing the power button
5. Wait some seconds, then release the power button

The camera remains in off mode and no longer keeps turning on by itself

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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Re: My less than 2 year old sony dsc-w100 keeps powering...

My only idea would be that the power button is glitching out...anything in the manual about this?

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1. Turn OFF cam
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6. Turn the switch to MEMORY
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Once you feed the date and time, it wont disturbed you again.

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for self diagnosis.please let me help you before leaving a bad feed back.

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