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Camera won't stay turned on

First the silver button came off while I was in Scotland. I remedied that by placing a piece of scotch tape across it so that it would work.

Now, when I press the power button, the light comes on and the tone rings for a second only and it shuts off.

Can you help.

Thank you. Marian

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  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    hit the poewer button and the cybershot lettering comes out on screen then shuts down. hit the play button and shows pictures on card but wont let you go to shoot mode.

  • szpracing Oct 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem as listed in the 2nd post.

    Will turn on in "play mode", shows full battery charge. After removing the lens cap, it immediately turns off. The batteries are Sony NiMH fully charged, have tried several other sets of charged NiMH and several sets of brand new alkalines.

    After trying to get it to power on for about 10 minutes, at one point the lens came out, then powered off. I manually depressed the lens cap switch, turned it back on, the lens retracted and the camera stayed on in "lens cap attached" mode until I let the button go.

    The camera also makes a short faint sound when you try to power it on without the lens cap. The sound is similar to the shutter opening/closing when taking a picture.


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It sounds like weak batteries in both cases. The zoom motor takes more power than displaying pics. DON'T USE "HEAVY DUTY" batteries - they're for kids toys. Use alkaline or rechargeable, and charge the batteries for AT LEAST 15 hours, even if your charger indicates they're fully charged after 1 hour. Please leave feedback if this helps.

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