You’ll have to look at your


You'll have to look at your camera's manual to see if this could be the case, or call Sony repair: the Sony PD-150 and 170 have a small internal battery that keeps the date/time active when the camera is shut down, even if there is no main battery connected. When the internal battery died the camera could shut down in the manner you are describing. I encountered this twice when we were still using those cameras. These batteries were recharged when the camera was connected to a power source but could perish when the camera was left idle for a long period.

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