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Why does Sony Cybershot drain battery even when turned off?

My Sony Cybershot will drain the lithium ion battery in a few hours with the camera turned completely off. I have to put the battery in each time I want to use it, and then take it out again. The thing cost quite a bit and I hardly ever use it because of this.

Does anybody know why this might be happening? And how can I avoid it? It has to be something particular to the way I have it set up, right? There is no way Sony would design a camera this way.

Thanks for any help!

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(NT) Seems a warranty issue. Back to the shop now.
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Sony Cybershot

That does not sound normal.

But we do need to know the camera model number.

Sony Cybershot "what"?


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Cybershot model

Sorry; it's a T90.

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Sony T90

First - As Keese Bakker says ... check your warranty.
That camera was introduced in mid February 2009.
It has a year warranty by Sony.
It is very possible your camera is still under warranty.
If so ... call Sony service right away.

I checked the Internet and there are many complaints about battery life on the T90.
I saw another report that Sony suggests you take the battery out of the camera between uses.

Sony claims 220 photos per charge.
One well known reviewer reported they only got 90.

I don't find that anyone has a real solution for the T90.

You really should call Sony Repair.


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