Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V3 Digital Camera ?

Camera will power-up only when connected to DC

\015 I can not get my camera to power-up to take pictures use using battery power. The camera is dead unless I have it connected to the charger via direct current. When connected to DC the camera works fine. I have checked to make sure battery power is fine. I have taken it to National Camera exchange ...technician shrugs shoulders and says don't know what to tell you... but I have a great camera over here...... \015\012\015\012I really like the this camera but needing a long extension cord is quite unweildy... what should I do? Send it to Sony begging for help? or buy a new camera? any ideas?\015\012\015\012I have the same problem! I don't know what happened, it was working fine, and after having discharged, I plugged it in and charged the battery, and now with a fully charged battery (I have two!) it will only turn on when plugged in to the wall through the charger, otherwise it's stone dead!\015\012As a matter of fact, it won't even shut off anymore when plugged in!\015\012\015\012I really need help with this also! I love this camera and I'm so sad that it's not working! All they told me at the camera tech place was "it's gonna cost you more to fix than to buy a new one", but without even being able to diagnose the problem...\015

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Have you checked the batteries to make sure they are still viable?
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