Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 Digital Camera ?

My camera keeps switching itself off!


\015 I've had my Sony Cybershot DSC-P73 since May 2005 so I'm almost not surprised it's acting stupidly as it may just be down to wear and tear as I use it an awful lot!\015\012\015\012But in the last week whenever I attempt to turn it on, the only timeit stays on is if it's in playback mode (when viewing photos/movies stored on the memory stick). As soon as I turn the wheel to a setting that requires use of the lens, the lens comes out, and then the cmera switches itself off (leaving the lens stuck out there, so I have to switch it back on in playback mode for it to retract again).\015\012\015\012I've had a good look at the lens while it's out and it's not bent, nor does there seem to be any other physical fault with it. I've also tried removing the batteries and warming them up before replacing them in the camera - on a few occasions, this has seemed to do the trick, and the camera functions as it should do again and allows me to take photos/movies. But sometimes the flash going off results in the camera shutting down again. And other times, warming the batteries does nothing to help.\015\012\015\012The batteries I have are what were with the camera when I got it 2 years ago - Sony Cybershot rechargeable Ni-MH AA 2100mAh. I have noticed recently (before my camera started doing as it pleased!) that they ran down very quickly - after using the camera for a couple of hours (for example, on a night out) the batteries would need charging again. I was wondering whether the problem is possibly that the batteries are no longer powerful enough to operate the camera?\015\012\015\012I've seen some stronger new Sony Cybershot 2700mAh rechargeables on the internet, and wondered if getting these would solve my problem? Or could it just be that general wear and tear has caused a loose connection somewhere in the lens, resulting in it not always working properly?\015

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Started getting the same exact problem recently, for a camera of similar age, short of tossing it into the floor in frustration, it seems it's the sony batteries, Even after taking them off the charger, the camera will not work, in any other setting but review and when the usb is connected. after replacing them with new ordinary rechargeable batteries, the camera seems to work fine
I ordered some new batteries for it before posting my problem ,a dn after using the new batteries, the problem no longer exists. It seems that my batteries were so run-down that they just couldn't power the lens anymore or the flash at times
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