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For use with compatible battery only????

Everything was working fine until I charged the battery a few days ago and now it gives me the message 'for use with compatible battery only' when I turn on the camera? the battery is the original one that came with the camera??? any help would be appreciated...thanks

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  • Disdainful Jun 14, 2008

    Same thing going on with me. I haven't noticed anything that helps except that it seems to work better when the battery's not at full charge.

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    Exact same issue...brand new camera. Bought a second battery when I bought the camera and I get message with both. I called Sony and they want me to send it to them to get repaired. Not happy at all with Sony or this camera.

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    the same problem. message appears every time the camera is turned on... has been going on for a week now

  • zash Aug 13, 2008

    Well the only solution that worked for my camera was to buy a new all has been fine...I have a feeling that it was the charger that screwed up the original battery. I had lost ithe charger and bought a knockoff from ebay for $10, it worked fine for the first few times then my son put in the battery backwards and the rest is history....

  • gemgoddess Oct 10, 2008

    F***ing frustrating!! My battery was FINE until I charged it. :(

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    ME TOO! bought it from a random cheap site on ebay.. put it in backwards..ugh

  • shuffleover Feb 03, 2009

    Me too. (DSC T77)
    I bought an Energizer battery ($60 instead of the Sony $100),
    charged it - worked fine for about 30 sec. then, "For use with compatible battery only" - I could take one picture though before it shut down.
    I think Sony has put some special characteristic into their brand of battery and programmed the camera only to work with batteries that have this "special" (read: proprietary booby-trap) characteristic. 
    - Any ideas (other than sending the camera back) ?

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Same problem with my camera. I will never buy a sony again!!!!

  • juliepd76 May 18, 2009

    My battery is the original one...I used it successfully in the morning, charged it, took it to a party and for the exact same message: "For use with compatible battery only."

    I love my camera and want this problem solved!


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Press the power button + the shutter button + the zoom button,
All once for 5 seconds !!
And your camera will work normally

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Same thing happened to me! Stupid new charger!

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I got the same problem, i went to sony service care and they told me that you have to change the battery be cause it has been damaged.
and the problem still hanged and no one know the reason, but 70% it happened cause of the charger ... don't ever plug your battery in the charger too much time. my cam is DSC-W35 ... for me .. no sony any more :(

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I've heard of this issue with more than one Sony (seems like there was a post in the forum not long ago with the same issue...). If you've bought a new battery, the problem would appear to be in the camera's power controller. With that in mind, I'm afraid you'll have to decide if the cost of repair is worth it, rather than simply putting the money toward a new camera.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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Discharge battery by pressing aluminum foil on battery contacts, ( 10 seconds) then recharge battery but not fully? Lets keep helping each other!

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This issue is bugging me badly.. I turn on the camera and it says that ****.. I've changed charger and battery; but it didn't work out. So here is my solution for you.. NO MORE SONY CAMERAS' :(.. Cuz its ****........

Posted on May 28, 2012

Same problem for me also. i am VERY mad. however they came out with a new version of the battery i use so THAT may work but idk

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Same problem for me.... not sure how to fix it. tried taking it out, recharging it, but nothing has worked...

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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