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Brand new batteries, take a few pictures, then batteries die

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It may be something more serious, or your new batteries may be defective, but the problem you describe is\015\012frequently due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera. \015\012Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean\015\012cloth (heavy corrosion buildups may require cleaning with a wire brush,\015\012steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen\015\012into the battery compartment, clean the contacts at both ends of the\015\012batteries, and reinstall them in the camera. Assuming that the\015\012batteries are fresh/fully charged, this takes care of about 90% of the\015\012startup problems. I hope it works for you.
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Brand new batteries, take a few pictures, then batteries die

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