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Camera turns itself on!

I've actually sat there and watched the camera, in the off position, turn itself on. I turn it off, it turns on... and so forth. Naturally when it does that in the case the battery dies... any ideas?

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  • micksta81 Aug 22, 2008

    I actually have exactly the same problem. To turn the camera on, I have to press the 'Playback' button. Then to switch it off, I have to hit the power button as per usual. But in a matter of a few seconds, the camera turns itself back on again! this keeps happening. Any solutions for this?
    Regards
    Mike


  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    Same exact problem here. Sent the camera back to Sony repair depots twice and both times -- despite extensive documentation of the issue and symptoms associated -- they claimed to be unable to reproduce the problem. The only thing I could think to try on my own to fix it was use a different battery (in case the first battery was flaky and somehow triggering the camera to power up). Same "ghost" power-on problem occurs using the new battery.

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I hope that helps.
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