Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera ?

I just got new rechargable batteries for my camera and after fully charged they only last for 1 or 2 shots and then it powers off. I tried regular batteries but had the same result. anybody have any answers?

Answers :

A capacitor inside the cameras circuitry has gone bad. The capacitor holds voltage to operate the cameras functions
When they get a hairline crack on the outer shell they lose their voltage quickly shutting off the camera
The cost to have it repaired outweighs the cost of a new replacement camera
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

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