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My camera suddenly says change battery pack and the screen is black.


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Hi i have a CANON A1000 IS and I just got it a week ago and the batteries lasted me 2 days. I tried charging my camera but when i went to turn my camera back on it said low batteries then immedietly after the screen went black and at the bottom it said change batteries. So I put in new derecel batteries and i turned it on and it showed the same thing. low batterie then change batteries right after. Do you know whats going on with this thing? How do I charge the camera?


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After charging my battery I installed the battery and turned the camera on. The lens came out and the screen came on. All of a sudden the screen turned solid white and faded to black. Now the camera will not turn on at all even with a fully charged battery. Any suggestions? It's out of warranty.


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When i turn my camera on, it seems fine, all buttons functional. When i take a photo, it flashes, but no photo will pop up in my screen. Instead the screen stays black, and then the battery starts to get really warm. then i cant turn it on or off, the only way to get the batter to stop heating up, is to take it out of the camera. i can put the battery back in, turn it on again, but it will say no pictures had been taken, and the problem continues every time i try and use it. There is no history


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My Canon powershot SD20 seems to constantly have a drained battery. I have two batteries for it, and each one seems to be good for about five minutes, then the camera says change the battery pack and it shuts off. But when I plug the battery in to charge the green fully charged light comes on within a minute. Are BOTH of the batteries defective, or is this a problem with the camera itself?


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E:61:10 My camera just stopped focusing. I can take pictures but they are blurry and my screen flashes the error code E:61:10. I have tried turning it off and on, taking the battery out, changing the settings, nothing works. I can't find a reset button on the camera anywhere. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem? I have a DSC-T20 Sony Cyber Shot digital camera. An error E:61:10 came today all of a sudden. The screen is blurry and the zoom does not work. The camera has not been wet o


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My photos always upload to my MAC automatically when I plug the camera into the computer. Today, however, the camera comes on, the screen comes on the camera and it says "busy," the screen then goes black, a red light in the bottom right hand corner of the back of the camera begins to flash, and eventually it even stops. I did re-charge the battery and it still did the same thing. Do you have any idea what is going on?


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Sony DSC-S600 Sorrry! What happens is this:- Turn camera on,Cybershot screen opens up with musical jingle then it will say "Access" then another screen opens up saying "Turn power off and on again". Sometimes you don't get the "Access" and it will go straight into the "Power off and on again" screen. Tried this - no good. Changed batteries for fully charged brand new 2700mAh NIMH - 1.2V Uniross - still no good ! Any advice would be appreciated. Regards


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I have a fully charged battery and I turn the camera on and all of a sudden I cannot get a display on the screen. It gets a few purple waves, but goes back to a black screen. I have it in camera mode and the original settings i had the camera in when i took pictures, which came out very nice. I saved all my photo's to my computer to see if maybe i filled the memory stick, but still no luck... -Sandy


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The view finder or screen are black. The lens moves out when the camera is powered on, I can hear the shutter click when pushed; the telephoto is moving; I have all the settings show on the screen when the camera is powered on but I cannot see anything through the view finder or on the screen and no image is captured when a pic is taken. I changed the batteries and it made no difference.


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When i turn on my camera the green light continues to blink then i sometimes get a black screen that says "lens error, restart camera" on the bottom of the screen. I cannot turn the camera off unless I take the batteries out or wait and it turns itself off


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