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When I place my infolithium battery into my Sony Cybershot camera, it doesn't work. It works for about 5 seconds, and then the words: infolithium battery only flash and the screen goes black and the camera shuts off. this has never happened before.

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  • steerpike022 Jun 17, 2008

    I've had mine fixed once and it just developed the same problem again. I gave in and purchased a DSLR, though I would like to have this one working again as a backup. Is there anything I can do other than sending it off to the repair facility again?


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Camera doesn't get Info Signal from battery thats why gives such message. One solution is to deattache battery for couple of hours and try again.
2nd is that camera has hardware problem and requires qualified technician to repair it though its not big repair.

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