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Low battery indication

Installed new Sony batteries fully charged. 900 mah Still get low battery indication on screen and then shutdown.

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  • ratana Dec 09, 2007

    I have the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W7.  Lately, even though my rechargeable batteries are fully charged, the caera's battery indicator reads empty and the camera will only let me take one or two shots before shutting off.  I bought new Ni-Mh batteries, charged them, and it still happened.  Then I put brand-new alkaline batts in just to see, and it is still happening, so it is not the battery.  I cleaned the battery terminals with a Qtip, no improvement.  Must be some sort of electrical problem with the camera, can it be repaired easily?

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Even with brand new batteries the camera only comes on for a second then shuts down. Occasionally it will stay on to take pictures but only very occasionally. This has been happening since we bought the camera and originally thought it was the batteries but now realise it is a fault with the camera. What do we do? Had it since August, bought from Argos so exempt from money back guarantee.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Even after putting brand new batteries in it still only stays on for a second then shuts down. Had it since August and bought it from Argos so it is exempt from money back guarantee, what do we do?

  • april dawn Feb 15, 2008

    i have a sony dsc u10. some months ago it wouldn't turn on even if it has fully charged batteries. i even bought new set of batteries just to make sure theyre not the problem. thinking it was just a mechanical problem, i brought it to an authorized sony service station to have it checked. but when i got there it turned on so they didn't check it anymore. i was able to use it again normally for some months. just recently whenever i turn it on its low batt indicator would flash and immediately shuts down. but ive ruled out battery problem already so i brought it again to the same repair shop. they told me to leave it for a no of days so they can troubleshoot it. then they called me and said that the problem is with the board and replacing it would cost around 250$! could this really be the problem? coz i can still view the memorystick's contents when i connect it to the pc using the usb. i'm thinking it might just be a short circuit thing. of course i didn't have it repaired at that cost. i kept the camera for its sentimental value. i bought a new cam instead--a canon ixus70. but m still hoping to know for sure what went wrong with my dscu10.

  • Roxie Bush Feb 22, 2008

    Indicates battery is dead, however batteries tested fully charged.

  • farhantakraw May 11, 2008

    Installed new Sony batteries fully charged. 850 mah
    Still get low battery indication on screen and then shutdown.



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You have either a faulty charger, a faulty battery or a fault in your camera. I purchased 2 batteries for my Sony 505v and from new one of them kept flashing an empty battery sign right in the middle of the display. Actually it was fully charged but Sony batteries have a little circuit inside them which tell you how long the batteries will last. In my case I could continue to use the battery but put up with that flashing icon. I returned it to where I purchased it and it was replaced Immediately. Please ,next time give us a little more information as to what battery type it is and which camera it goes in. Some cameras can develop a natural short circuit over time. BMW

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