It is normal that the camera will stay in released mode when it is fired without a battery inserted. It should return to a normal state immediately as soon as a fresh battery is put in. What do you mean by saying that it is clicking? Is the motor working? If the motor does not at least make a buzzing sound then I would assume the battery adapter does not work. Have you also put the LOT lever on O? If it is set to L the camera is locked and won´t operate. Oh and take the dark slide out!