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My camera battery becomes very hot after about 10 minutes of not constant use. Is this normal?
No! you most likelely have a short circuit in the battery holder or the circuit. Have this rectified quickly by taking it for repair as it will do lots of damage if left unchecked.
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My camera battery becomes very hot after about 10 minutes of not constant use. Is this normal?
No! you most likelely have a short circuit in the battery holder or the circuit. Have this rectified quickly by taking it for repair as it will do lots of damage if left unchecked.Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA ... Digital Cameras
Bad battery i have a casio exilim and i havent used it in a while. so today i took it out of its case and plunged in the charger to charge the battery. when i put the battery in, instead of the normal constant red light, it now blinks evey few seconds. i dont know what the problem is but i just want to fix it since i am going on vacation tomoro. it would rele help me if i can fix it in time..thanks
You are correct, the battery is faulty.\015\012Depends on where you are to how quick the battery can be replaced under warranty (if the camera is still with in the new warranty period) or purchase a new one (if the camera is out of any type of ... Casio Exilim EXZ75 Digital Camera
Camera problem My daughter just received a new HP635 camera for her birthday. At first the camera worked fine, but after a few minutes of use, the camera started flashing the welcome screen repeatedly and the zoom lense would move in and out over and over until we opened the battery storage compartment of the camera. Opening the battery compartment is the only way to turn the camera off. Everything on the camera becomes inoperable when this process starts which now is every time the camera is tu
I HAVE A HP R740 SERIES DIGITAL CAMERA. IT IS ABOUT A YEAR OLD. WHEN I TURN IT ON, HALF OF THE VIEWING SCREEN LOOKS LIKE A SCREEN. ... HP Photosmart 635 Digital Camera
My Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS problem is with the batteries. I'm using the Kodak Digital Batteries and they will only last about 30 minutes..even when I just use the viewfinder instead of the LCD. My son can use his batteries about 20 days - when I put his batteries in my camera they only last about 30 minutes. Any help??????
I've had the exact same problem with mine. My wife was ready to buy a new one, but I didn't want to giveup the nice optical zoom on the Z712 IS. Checking out the web and a friend of ours with the same camera, it appears to be a common problem. My ... Kodak EasyShare Z712 Digital Camera
My Kodak m1093 stops charing in 5 minutes on a new battery. The old battery was dropped due to i thinked it goes dead but that was an lens error that i fixed later. when i used a new branded battery, it charges it only for a few minutes but if i remove and reinsert the battery while charing, it continues for more 5 minutes. i have to remove battery 10-15 times to charge it fully. I will never buy from such a idiot company whos camera cannot tell what error it is facing like lens error or
Hello, try putting in more expensive re chargeables. And if that doesnt work, get yourself a discharger. This machine discharges the batteries safely and allows them to fully charge to their full potential. There are more stronger batteries coming ou ... Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Digital Camera
CX7300 Digital camera won't turn on. New batteries get hot after being put in the camera after a few minutes.
No. This camera requires service/repairs, the repairs will be more than this model camera is worth !!!! ... Kodak EasyShare CX7300 Digital Camera
Batteries are being drained. We barely use our camera and the batteries are being drained after only a few photos being taken. Camera is rarely used, maybe twice a day. At the most 5 pictures per day. Is there anyone else having this problem? We have used rechargable batteries and regular Duracell batteries. Life is drained after about 10 minutes an camera shuts off
There seems to be a short if you have already tried replacing the batts then yes there is a short taking the power have it looked at by a lic pro ... GE A830 Digital Camera
When I press the power button for my Olympus FE-190 to turn the camera on nothing happens. I haven't used it for a while so I initially thought that the battery might not have any charge. When I put the battery in the charger the charging light stays on for a few minutes and then goes out. I'm wondering if the battery needs replacing. I don't use the camera very often, have had it for a few years and, stupidly, have a tendancy to leave the battery in it when the camera is not in use.
Well, are your batteries in the right slots, and put in right position? Are the batteries used? Was your camera exposed to water? These might be reasons why this is happening to you. If this isn't a very good solution, I have more details, want them? ... Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera
Olympus FE-140 I keep having to install new batteries. The batteries die after a short usage time and I always shut my camera off when not in use. The batteries are not 'dead' because I test them but a lot of their juice is used up (about 1/2). Is this normal for this type of camera. They also die if the camera is not used for lets say a couple of weeks. Thanks!
My opinion, it is not because of your battery. But it is happen because of some of your camera component is damage. I think it is 'Power IC'. I've got this experienced through repairing my customer digital camera. The posible cause of this damage is ... Olympus FE-140 Digital Camera
My Canon powershot SD20 seems to constantly have a drained battery. I have two batteries for it, and each one seems to be good for about five minutes, then the camera says change the battery pack and it shuts off. But when I plug the battery in to charge the green fully charged light comes on within a minute. Are BOTH of the batteries defective, or is this a problem with the camera itself?
... Canon Digital Cameras
My batteries are lasting shorter and shorter times. I had to change batteries after only 40 pics. Is it a camera problem or cheap batteries? I normally use the CRV3 batteries, but have been using AA's. Is this the reason why?
Digital cameras are famously demanding on batteries. You must use good alkaline batteries or better, a set of high capacity NiMH rechargeables. Zinc or "long life" batteries just aren't up to the task, and they can leak and cause corrosion. ... Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera
My small handheld video camera "Aiptek ISDV2.4" has a battery life of literally 1 minute. Even when I replace the batteries, they still only last for 1 minute. I have tried rechargeable batteries, but those don't seem to help at all. I really want normal battery life for my video camera..
Try a reset. Turn on the camera and press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. This will reset the camera(you will lose all your settings and stuff) and hopefully, it will resolve the issue. If it doesn't I would strongly suspect that this is a ... Digital Cameras
Have used the camera successfully for the past 9 months, up until Friday no problems. Then all of a sudden camera just shut down, while in use. I've re-charged the battery several times longest period of re-cahrge was 18 hrs. When placed in camera battery power only lasts for a minute or 2, then is dead. I cannot figure out if the camera is malfunctiong-causing the sever drain or battery is kaput, not taking a charge. Need advice before spending $$$ for a new battery or sending camera back for
Maybe you droped it in water or on the floor. have you tryed changing the battery at all? if so you should take it back to the shop they got it from and explain it to them. they should give you your money back or give you a new one!! ... Digital Cameras
Charging Problem Charging appears complete after about 15 minutes. Normal charging time is 90 minutes. When the camera is turned on the oblong battery level indicator is filled white where previously it contained diagonal markings. The white disappears rapidly as the battery discharges within just a few minutes. Enough time to take a couple of picture. The camera then shuts down. I sent the camera to a repair company who at first said they could repair it. Later they told me the camera wa
I CAN T CHANGE MENU IT IS ONLY IN DEL MENU ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-F7 Digital Camera
I am in Pune 411004 in India and have purchased Samsung digital es 15 camera recently. Original 2 aa Alkaline batteries have been completely used up.when I replaced these with 2 new eveready batteries these got exhausted after only 2/3 snaps. which batteries should be used so that these last long.i normally take about 20 snaps every month. please advise.
Solution: As digital cameras become more advanced and include more features, the power needed to keep them functioning has also increased. That means that typical alkaline batteries likely won’t do more than power your camera for a few s ... Digital Cameras
Digital camera my camera will not stay on. I used new batteries and the camera worked for all of 3 minutes. Plugging the usb cable will keep it on but once its turned off it will not turn back on unless I use new batteries what to do? it is a cyber-shop dsc-500
Please use rechargeable batteries of max storage of voltage like 2400ma ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera
My Sigma SD9 rapidly drains battery power; and I don't mean over a short period of time, but over a few minutes. Regardless of new or fresh rechargeable batteries, the drainage is frustratingly consistent. Have had the camera quit responding regardless of 3 sets of AA rechargeables, or non-rechargeables with more than 3/4 capacity left installed within 45 minutes of my last attempt to use this camera at a Botanical garden close to where I live. Other than junk it is there a way to solve this
... Sigma SD9 Digital Camera
My Canon 40D locks up when I click the shutter and the blue printer light next to the menu button is flashing. All the LCDs go blank and all functions stop working . Originally I was using a vertical grip and it still would not come on when I took the batteries out but after I detached the grip the camera did come back on . Now I'm not useing the grip and I still have take out the batteries and re-insert and turn back on camera to make function work again. Everything looks normal but the same th
... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera
When i turn it on everything is fine at first, and it works normally but after about 3 seconds the screen displays a message saying "for use with compatible battery only" but its the same battery ive been using and when i tried it on a different camera, it worked perfectly fine.
Hi,This is a fairly common problem are some cheap fixes that have worked for many people. This is usually caused by accidently putting the battery in backwards. the fix it to take a wire and "short" it by connecting the wire to all 3 terminals ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 Digital Camera
As I Purchased a New Nikon Collpix (S3000) camera, shopkeeper advised me to charge it up 7 hours before the use. As I started charging, Indicator was blinking to show charging, after 10 minutes, it was putt off that is meaning NO CHARGING. I plug out and again plug IN, charging was started again, Same thing happened again, after few minutes charging was stopped automatically. I considered that may be charging is completed. I start to use but after few pictures battery was depleted. I am worry ab
It's not unusual for a defective battery/charger/camera to happen. Take it back and ask for a replacement. ... Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera
Battery drain My 520 has become hypersensitive to "low" batteries. Didn't use to be. Rechargeable or not, I will get 'replace battery' message on batteries that test way in the green on my tester. I cleaned the camera contacts with alcohol. New batteries will make it work, but fail way to soon ...usually at the perfect 'kodak moment'. Is it worth having repaired or ???
I have the same problem and wrote to Canon. It's been a month but I am hopeful they will respond. ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
Batteries die My batteries in my Nikon Coolpix L3 die within a few moments when i shut the camera off and am not using it. This is not a battery issue..... this is a camera issue....it should not even be drawing power when it is shut off! Batteries are dead within 30 minutes. My coolpix drains new batteries guickly when turned off Try new batts and it drains them.
YA DEFINITELY IT IS NOT THE PROBLEM OF THE BATTERY. UNKNOWINGLY YOU DETECTED THE RIGHT PROBLEM IT IS EXACTLLY THE PROBLEM OF YOUR coolpix. BUT THIS PROBLEM COULD OCCUR BECAUSE OF SO MANY REASONS . TRY RECHARGEABLE BATTERYS IF THAT DOES NOT HELPS.CHEC ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera
Fairly brand new (less than 6 months old) Canon rebel xti - shooting in manual mode, then it gives a low battery message. I switch the battery and nothing. I recharge the first battery and install it, again - nothing. I removed the internal battery and left both batteries out for 30 minutes. Nada. I have barely even used this camera and I am furious. Is there anyone who knows what the problem is? If I seriously have to send it back under warranty already after shooting less than 1000 photos, I a
If its brand new and with less than 7 monthsof usage, you have to send it back and make valid the warranty.\015\012\015\012Such symptoms indicate a malfunction o the DC/DC voltage converter circuitry, and the camera has two of them locate ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
Batteries die My batteries in my Nikon Coolpix L3 die within a few moments when i shut the camera off and am not using it. This is not a battery issue..... this is a camera issue....it should not even be drawing power when it is shut off! Batteries are dead within 30 minutes.
Hello; Same as tbeartusk on my coolpix L3 NikonBatts exhausted within 30 Min. and screen says Batteries "exhausted" ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera
I purchased a Sony Mavica cd250 camera in Nov 2002. I had no problems with it until about 4 years ago. I purchased a new battery, and all was fine. Until recently, I had not used my camera for several months. I could not get the camera to hold a charge (after it was plugged in and charged, I could unplug it and it would stay on for a few minutes. When I turned it off, it would not come back on). I tried purchasing another battery from Battery Outfitters, but the battery they sold me was not comp
The battery is definitely your chief suspect. It's nearly 8 years old so is well overdue for replacement. ... Sony Mavica MVC-CD250 Digital Camera