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Batteries drain after only 5 or 6 pictures

\015 My new digital Polaroid camera takes great pictures, but the camera batteries are drained after only 5 or 6 pictures. I've changed batteries with new rechargeable, new alkaline batteries and just regular batteries. Whats wrong ?\015

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