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Camera Powers Off Either When Powered On, Or Shortly After

Hello there!

I've got my sister's camera here, and have been using it the last couple of days to take a few pics of my newborn.

It has developed an odd problem.

Yesterday I got a notice on it saying the battery was low, and the screen was very blurry. I bought some new batteries, and popped in a fresh set. This worked for maybe fifteen min, and I had only taken maybe four pictures. Then, it suddenly shut off when i pressed the shutter button. I tried to power it back on, and would get the Cybershot screen, and then it would blank off again. This continued for several minutes, and then it finally came on for me, and gave me warning that the batteries were low. These were brand new batteries. I tried ANOTHER new set, and went through the same thing in the space of a few minutes.

It seems to be eating batteries in a VERY short period of time(like five to fifteen minutes) When it is not being used very much at all.

What could be causing this? Is it a repair issue?

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  • Rainbowzz Mar 25, 2008

    hi there.

    I actually was able to figure it out - I was using crappy batteries. I have since switched to lithium batteries and it is working again perfectly. Thanks though :)

  • acolpitts May 15, 2009

    ill be taking pictures and once i taker a few it just shuts off.
    and once i try to turn it back on, it just shows the cyber-shot screen then turns off again. i've replaced the batteries a number of times and it still won't work.


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In the cameras menu try finding the reset feature. once it is reset test it out also check to see if the cameras flsh is working if it is and then the batteries are dead then it has a bad flash compasitor because it has to charge up and release the charge to the flash but if the compasitor nevr fully charges it keeps tring to charge it and the batteries drain fast. It can be repaired. Hope this helps.

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