Hello, I am having a problem with my DSC-W70, first of all it only turns on when you take the battery out and put it back in, when it turns on it says something like "usb mode connecting" and then it says please use compatible battery. Its not a battery problem because I bought a brand new battery and it does the same thing. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I think maybe one of the battery connections are damaged if so try to straighten them with a very thin long nose pliers .The other possbility could be that you have a faulty circuit board .Service it at sony or hopefully youve bought an original battery
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Possible that the voltage on the cell is not as specified on the model and so the battery voltage detector thinks that the battery is not the recommended type due to the low voltage/current ratio.
I would suggest that you try with a new set than to suspect the camera.
Make sure the terminals are clean.
Try clean contacts of camera for battery and contacts of the battery also, specially the middle one - it is for communication between camera and circuit inside the battery. If the problem persists, try use another battery in your camera, or your battery in other compatible product - you determine this way if the problem is inside the battery (I hope, it is cheaper) or inside the camera.
I had the same problem and tried cleaning the contact points with alcohol on cotton swabs and it didn't work so I tried using a clean pencil eraser and after cleaning both the battery contact points and the 3 contact points within the camera using a twisting motion, it works!
How old is the battery? Rechargeable batteries are only meant to last a couple years at most. If the battery is older than that, consider replacement. Amazon usually is a good source for good generic replacements at reasonable cost.
This is what I found out on this and how I fixed it. This is all relative to my camera. What I found out was the view finder has a small detent which rides in a groove. When droped or bumped it falls out of the groove. To fix this I had to remove the lens assembly and realign the view finder guide. I was a fairly simple procedure.