My CD1000 was operating normally with 24 minutes remaining on the battery when I plugged it into the charger fro 2 hours. Now when I try to start up I get the chimes and welcome screen and then it turns off with a small but audible thunk. It works OK plugged into the charger. I tried another 2 hours on the charger with the same result. Any ideas?
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Re: CD1000 won't turn on
I am not a techo but if your camera works when it's plugged into the charger but not when just relying solely on the battery, I'd reckon the battery is your problem. It doesn't seem to be holding charge.
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Depends on what battery. car battery I charge with i 10 means with a current 1 / 10 of the capacity in Ampere hours for 14 hours. So a 80 Ah battery with 8 A for 14 hours.
A camera battery in the charger I got with the camera. Or a good universal charger from GP. A NiMH AA or AAA battery, with a quick charger that at least needs 2 hours to charge. The quick chargers I have that can charge in less than 2 hours (one can manage in 15 minutes) all kill batteries after a few charge cycles. Hope this helps.
I don't have a DCR PC 100e, but be aware the main battery in the camera also can be dead. If so, the voltage needed to charge the internal battery, can't be reached. Normally the main battery, should be capable of recharging the Vanadium-lithium battery, without the charger connected.
Just sit out the 24 hours, but be prepared to replace perhaps both batteries. The main and the internal. Not sure you can replace the internal battery yourself.
If the recharageable battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and graduallythe charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The batteryshows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops offto zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptablecharge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
how much time between shots is it? ususally there is a 3 minute none use shut down timer or warning light. so if it is more than 3 minutes from the time you take one picture to the next picture then that might be your problem. also these new digital cameras have all kinds of sensors built into them now. they have motion and face and distance and light and image sensors in them that use your battery. also the new 3d digital cameras have even more sensors. the memory card also uses the battery as well but you digital camera won't work without it though. some flashes add-ons may you the battery. almost forgot about the lens, they also use the battery as well. the use it in the "auto focus" and with the power zooming. so if you are moving around allot and zooming the focus in/out allot then this uses the battery as well. try to do as many shots as you can in three minutes as you can then power off the camera and when not in use this may extend the battery life. also chargers have a 12 to 24 hour charge time while others are fast chargers and may only have a few hours of charge time called quick chargers. some chargers have lights that indicate charge or charge complete see your charger's user's guide for this. also check the contacts on the battery itself and make sure that they are clean and shiny because dirty contacts leads to not working well or charging properly.
Some camera will not turn on (Turn on but not take pictures etc) when you plug it in USB, it will only communicate with the camera PC suite software to transfer pictures.
Regarding the battery, if your camera has mobile phones type lithium ion batteries then you can either charge these batteries outside if you have a charger for them or put the battery in camera and plug the camera with its charger that came with it. Its just like charging mobile phone.
If your camera uses AA size (pencil cell) batteries then you will need to either buy Duracell batteries (or any other good Alkaline battery, Duracell is good) and throw them when they stop working or
Buy rechargeable AA size Ni-MH or Li-Ion batteries with charger. Charge the battery with its charger for at least 12 hours before first use or follow the instruction written on battery pack.
I think you are either using normal carbon AA size batteries that are used in clocks or toys, these will not work in digital camera.
Okay what happens sometimes is the charger gets into a feed back loop. What to do is remove the battery unplug the charger wait a few seconds (Maybe 20/30) plug the charger back into the outlet and then put the battery back in the charger. It should start to charge again and a few minutes later go to the blinking for full charge green.
It'll happen the other way as well meaning if the battery gets a memory (they say they don't but they do) you need to unplug the battery let is sit till it's cool and put it back on charge again. I've had this problem many times and have put it on charge and back off several times with in 15 minutes before it started to charge as it should.
Also these batteries do have a life span and if it's a three year old battery with many charges it could be failing meaning it just won't take a full charge.
So far, I haven't had this happen with my CD1000. I have had the camera and two batteries since two years ago last October. The charge times are definitely less these days, but I don't lose the charge totally.
You might want to check this site http://www.mavican.nu and see if anyone there has had this problem. It is more directed at Mavica users (although many have other Sony cameras as well). There is a guy there who fixes these Mavica cameras, perhaps he may have an idea for you. Good luck!