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    Posted: 18 September 2017 at 23:21


I have a A57 camera body which no longer turns on and looking for possible suggestions as to what it might be or suggestions for possible fixes.

Background: This is a camera body I carry in my car for quick snaps around town. The camera stays in the car (cabin) when not in use, and it's possible that the last time I used it, the camera might have been left switched ON.

Problem: The camera does not turn ON. No noise, no lights, no signs of life.

What I've tried: When I install a fully charged battery, the camera does not turn on. When I take out the same battery, the battery appears drained - no voltage detected, and would not power another camera. When I charge battery again, the battery shows full charge very quickly. When I try charged battery in another camera, camera shows fully charged battery. [It's as if the A57 tampers with the on-battery memory "drains" battery; then charger restores memory. A57 does not appear to actually drain the battery - neither the camera nor the battery are warm/hot.]   This happened with 3 different batteries.

I searched around but could not find similar problems with this model.   Any suggestions with regards to possible problem or possible solutions would be welcomed.

Raul

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maxxuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2017 at 23:48
Sounds like the main circuit may have burnt out, like with my A77.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2017 at 08:22
I suppose you could check the battery contacts but it does sound like a dead camera controller circuit
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Winwalloe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2017 at 09:15
Does it mean you have only one battery to make these testings, or do you also have a second battery that isn't possibly dead?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2017 at 12:21
He said he has three different batteries. I'd be guessing with a diagnosis on what happened but I'm more certain that keeping the camera in a car and exposing it to in car temperatures on a daily basis probably played a factor.
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