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Sony DSC H-1 battery life is way too short, not a battery problem. I found that there is a 1.9 volt draw on the batteries when the camera is turned OFF. Can I do a repair or is this a factory repair, which I DON'T trust ?

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  • srkoke Aug 30, 2010

    Not trying to be a wise guy but there's nothing in the manual about removing batteries. I have had this camera for several years and never had this problem until about a month ago and now when I replace the batteries I have to reset the date and time every time, I really think there's something wrong, Thanks for your input, Karl

  • srkoke Aug 30, 2010

    Now that makes sense, the next question is how do you change that battery and where is it ? Thanks again, Karl

  • srkoke Aug 30, 2010

    Great info, solved the problem

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On the manual it is specified that the batteries should be took out of the camera when it is not used..cause the batteries are discharged even when the camera it is powered off..So this is a normal issue found in most of modern cameras..that has internal memory and other issue that dry out the battery when it is stopped..
The way to handle is to remove it when you do not use it ...
I do not have rechargeable batteries on my camera ..(Panasonic)..and it is the same specified in the manual to remove them when not used..Once I forgot to do that ...and it emptied them over night ...(new ones) almost less than 10 hours..
So the issue is to remove the battery when not used..

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 30, 2010

    if you have to set the date and time each time you open it ..it means that your camera is equipped with an internal battery for holding the settings ..and not with an independent flash memory and in your case the internal battery is gone ..and this is the issue that makes it drain the batteries when it is off...it practically substitutes the internal battery that is empty ..with power from the main one ..
    this is the reason you have to remake the settings each time you shut it down and remove batteries..That internal one had the function to hold that kinda informations into memory ..
    I never consulted the manual in the first time ..I just assumed is the same cause most cameras are like that ...cause they do not came with an internal battery ..but with a flash like chip to hold the settings ..when you leave the batteries inside they drain them ..
    if yours used to hold the settings ..and now you have to put them back each time ..it means that the internal battery is gone..and need to be changed..It functions just like the BIOS battery on computes..

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 30, 2010

    I never opened this model before..but usually internal batteries are something like a electronic clock battery ..and they are on the main boar d..so you have to open ...remove it ..and take it with you on the shop to replace the exact model...or open the camera take it off..and look on the net .for the same model ..

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 30, 2010

    this is an example from a similar model (not he exact one ..) and how the battery looks like and what to look for ..

  • srkoke Aug 30, 2010

    Thanks so much, you saved me $100., that's what Sony wants for the repair, crooks, Karl

  • srkoke Aug 30, 2010

    Thanks so much, you saved me $100., that's what Sony wants for the repair, crooks, Karl

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