Article ID : 00111866 / Last Modified : 12/06/2019

Alpha Camera - The power will not turn on

    IMPORTANT:

    • If the message Error: Camera Error is displayed on the screen, a malfunction may have occurred in your camera, and the camera may require repair.
    • If your camera does not turn on after a software update, try performing the software update again. 
    • If you are using Mac OS X Version 10.10 or later, run Driver Loader, an application which prepares software for updating, before updating the software.
    • If model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product.
    1. Make sure the battery you are using is charged; attempt to recharge the battery if necessary.

      IMPORTANT:

      • The charging indicator may flash if the battery has not been charged for a long time or if it is new, right out of the box. In this case, temporarily remove the battery and then try charging it again.
      • If the charging indicator does not light up or blink while charging, make sure the metal contacts are free of any foreign material that may prevent charging. Use a dry cloth to wipe away any dust or other material on the battery terminals.

      NOTE: Batteries discharge more quickly when used in cold weather conditions.

    2. Make sure the battery is properly inserted in the camera.
    3. Attempt to turn on the camera.
    4. If the issue is not resolved and you have the optional AC power adapter, try connecting it to the camera and a working electrical outlet.
    5. Attempt to turn on the camera.
    6. Try using a small can of compressed air to clean the battery terminals if the issue is not resolved.

    If the above steps does not help to resolve the symptom, the product may require Service.