I bought new rechargeable batteries for my Sony DSC-W5 digital camera. I charged fully and my camera worked fine with them, but the next time I tried to turn on my camera, it would not turn on. So, I recharged the batteries and put them in my camera. THe same thing happened, I could turn my camera ononce, but once I turned it off, I could not turn it back on. Is there any trouble-shooting I can do to fix this problem or is it something that only a professional can fix?
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Re: Battery Life Very Low
Totally discharge the batteries [by putting them in a torch to tun them right down] the rechagre them fully,
If this does not improvethings = the repair djop
but be warned it can be pricey - almost new camera time perhaps.
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It is possible that the batteries have reduced its capacity to recharge to the full value. Fully discharge and charge and try. If your camera is working fine otherwise , it will be good to buy new batteries. Since the charging procedures for retaining good life for rechargable battery is to do the intial charging for abotu 12-18 hours and let it drain fully before repeating the process at least three times. Try and do it at least once a fortnight so that the battery does not get cells to develop back EMF. Hope you try this out.
may be batteries you brought are old try with normal ( not rechargeble ) batteries. it would not last long but you can take atleast 30 to 50 photos. if it works it means new batteries are faulty.this type of problem i never saw in camera.use SANYO harmolattice HR-3UQ batteries.
may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery
contacts inside the camera which can
prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera.
Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and
wipe the camera contacts firmly with
a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,
steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into
the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of
the batteries and place them back in the camera and give them a full
charge (assuming that you are using rechargeable batteries). This
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, it may be time for new batteries, or the
camera may have
a problem that requires professional repair.
1= Use rechargeable battery cells and must be fully charged. 2= Check battery terminals in camera battery compartment. Must be cleaned and shiny. 3= Sony camera DCS-S600 won't charge batteries through USB cable plugged in PC. You need external battery charger to charge battery cells.