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Sony cybershot problem- for use with compatible battery only

\015 Sony cybershot problem- as soon as i open tye camera, it displays "for use with compatible battery only" and then goes off.\015

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Try clean contacts of camera for battery and contacts of the battery also, specially the middle one - it is for communication between camera and circuit inside the battery. If the problem persists, try use another battery in your camera, or your battery in other compatible product - you determine this way if the problem is inside the battery (I hope, it is cheaper) or inside the camera.
Rshutterbug Do you think these are AA batteries we are talking about here? Who wants to throw away 30 bucks for a new battery, if we are trying to fix the one that came with the camera. Obviously if we had spare batteries laying around, we'd simply try another. As a matter of fact I think even a MONKEY would try that before researching solutions on the web. HOWEVER, these are kinda pricey batteries we are talking about here. BTW...Since around 2005 MOST cameras come with recharble batteries. WTF?
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