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Cyber-Shot DSC-P41 works at random

This camera will work great for days then all at once it will power off dead to the world. If I remove the batteries and gently reinstall them it will work great for maybe a minute, a day or a week. It seems to have a loose connection maybe. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on, or in your case powers on intermittently. They won't work for every camera, but they're worth a try:

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