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Power Lever Unoperational

Hello, My S85 has developed a strange fault. The spingy power lever no longer turns the camera off, it just 'resets' it, ie, turns it off for a second and turns it back on again. The same happens with auto shut off. after three minutes of inactivity, the camera switches off and straight back on again. Because the power is always on, i can no longer charge the battery through the AC port. The only way to shut it off is to remove the battery. Does anyone have any ideas? Please help, i love this camera. Best wishes,

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  • sunesd Dec 29, 2007

    same problem here....



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Sent my dsc-s85 to Sony 2 times. Both times it was returned "fixed" but the problem still exists. It's been that way since I pulled it from the package and I just use it plugged in ALL the time! I wish someone really knew what the problem was. I'm gonna try another battery, since that's about the only thing that I haven't tried yet!

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Take it to the sony service, or if they charge to much to some experienced electrician.

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