Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera ?
Sony camera turning itself off...
\015 My Sony camera has started turning itself off. when i press the on button, the lense extends and then it turns off, while the lense still out. If i press on again, the lense goes back in. Its like its got the on and off the wrong way round! The camera works okay in the other modes, so I can copy and view pictures etc, but now I can't take any new pictures because I can't get the lense out and the camera on at the same time. Any help much appreciated. Thanks\015
You can't use regular alkaline batteries in this camera. Alkaline batteries only supply 1.5 volts. The camera uses 2 in series for a total of 3.0 volts from alkaline. However, the camera requires 4.2 volts to operate correctly. This camera has high power requirements, so you'll need high end lithium or nickel hydride batteries that can supply the higher voltage and current this camera requires. It's a power hog, and regular alkaline batteries are too weak to run it. The menus will work on alkaline, but once you try to turn the camera on in capture mode to take a shot, the current requirements to operate the camera motor, LCD, zoom, memory stick, etc, all it once is too great a draw for alkaline to handle. Either use the external power supply, or get Lithium batteries. Make sure the batteries you get are 2.4 volts and not 1.5 volts. Get the ones with the highest current rating you can find.
The exact same thing happened to my camera. I ended up switching out the batteries and that did the trick. It was weird because the batteries I had in there said they were at full power, as I recall. Also, taking out the batteries and putting them back didn't work. Even so, try putting in some fresh batteries- it worked for me!
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