Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?
Batteries discharge rapidly and even spontaneously
\015 Got two different sets of rechargeable batteries. Both sets show the same problem - they get discharged very rapidly.\015\012When the camera is used, then the batteries get discharged after some 30 shots (!), when not used, then the spontaneous discharge takes about 2 weeks (!).\015\012Since the batteries set are each of different type and from a different manufacturer, I believe the prob must be in the camera.\015
I wrote the above information (which is not a solution) but have since talked with a Sony tech by phone. He had me reset the settings on the camera. I followed his directions. Guess what? My battery consumtion issue seems to be resolved. I will certainly keep track of battery related data for now until I am sure I am out of the woods. If the problem returns, its back to the drawing board. By the way, my camera turning off after 3-4 minutes is a normal function. Good luck!
I have the same problem. I believe the camera is defective since the rapid discharge has ocurred since I bought the camera in June of this year. My sister has the same camera which she bought at least 2 years ago. Her batteries last at least triple the amount of time as mine do and she takes far more pictures that I do. As an experiment, I used her batteries in my camera and they discharged after 30 shots at the most. When the same batteries were recharged and loaded into her camera, the batteries lasted for more than 120 shots. I'm really frustrated. I bought this camera per my sister's recommendation and it cost more than $350. The store has offered to send it back to Sony for a fee but I'm afraid Sony will say I am at fault and not replace or refund.
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