Camera will turn on and then turn off, while screen continuously flashes
As soon as the camera is turn on, the battery icorn is shown to be empty though, it is full, the screen flashes continuously and will do this until it turn off by itself. Each time the screen is on it gives the message rec. folder 101mscdf
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Re: Camera will turn on and then turn off, while screen...
I have had this problem with both a DSC-P72 and a DSC-P92 (same camera but 5 Mega pixel) They do need real good batteries, when the camera shut’s down I can run MP3 players or flashlights with those batteries for quit a while before those devices are dead.
I was traveling overseas once and installed “fresh” carbon batteries and the camera wouldn’t work at all. I had no photos on that trip until I found some alkaline batteries.
I even have bought 2 “dead” cameras to find that they work fine with REALLY GOOD batteries. So try it again before dumping the camera.
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Perhaps you have an empty battery?
Just remove the battery and try charging it on an external charger. When it is charged, try again. The camera should start with retracting the lens. Perhaps you again should power down and remove the battery for a few seconds after that, but just try it.
Switching of a camera causes it to start again, like a cold boot from a computer.
Monitor your battery, because if the camera shuts down very soon after that, perhaps you need a new battery?
check for a blown fuse in the DC/DC board. Board is on top after you remove top cover, and the fuses are covered by a shield plate you have to unsolder. Fuses are very small and have letter codes like P or K
Go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. Remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on. If it now works, with the card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the instructions to erase the card and optimize it.
I would start by looking into the memory card slot to see if you have a bent pin. You may need a small light and a magnifying glass to see them. If the pins are okay, then you can try a reset by holding down the BKT and metering buttons together for 2 seconds. The metering button is on the left, behind the off/on/release.
Thirdly, you can try a firmware update on the camera which can be found here:
I'm sorry that the camera is loosing the charge soon and flashing randomly. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged. Check if you are able to access the Menu. If yes, then, please Initialize the camera under settings 1 Menu. If you are not able to access the menu, you may have to power reset the camera by removing the battery and press n hold the power button for 1 minute continuously. After that leave the button and insert the battery and check if it helps. If the issue still persists, your camera will require service.
have same camera haen t had that prob sound s like weak batteries go into menu an dsee what its set at and reprogram it to what you want mine never came with the docking station try withou tand new batteries i use rechargable batteries with nicad batteries holds a charge longer
Hi, have olympus fe-280 camera. Battery on screen shows full but shows empty (an inch strip) in middle. I have charged it. Even bought a new battery. Can anyone help. Thank you. ...... I want thinking I may have two faulty batteries and just need to buy another one?!
Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.
You have either a faulty charger, a faulty battery or a fault in your camera. I purchased 2 batteries for my Sony 505v and from new one of them kept flashing an empty battery sign right in the middle of the display. Actually it was fully charged but Sony batteries have a little circuit inside them which tell you how long the batteries will last. In my case I could continue to use the battery but put up with that flashing icon. I returned it to where I purchased it and it was replaced Immediately.
Please ,next time give us a little more information as to what battery type it is and which camera it goes in. Some cameras can develop a natural short circuit over time.