Remove the SD memory card, format the internal memory and pop in a new battery. If that helps, put the SD memory card back in and format it in the camera.
Let me be blunt. That battery won't last forever...
Please help me if you know what is wrong with my camera:
I have a Sony Cybershot DSC P200 (7.2 megapixel). I bought the camera about a year ago, and recently, after about a week of noticing that it was taking longer to turn on and off, it is now completely defunct. The only thing I can think of is that the BATTERY has completely died??, because I haven't dropped it recently. I dropped it a few times last year but it never seemed to be damaged. It uses a Sony InfoLithium rechargeable cell, which is not recharging when I plug it into the wall.
Has anybody else had experience with a dying Sony Cybershot? Does this sound typical of a completely dead battery? Or are the internal parts of the camera totally broken?
Buy new battery?
Buy new camera?
I am very depressed. I love to take photos with this camera and soon to be traveling to a beautiful foreign country. Traveling without my Cybershot would be out of the question.
Thanks very much!