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On switching on the camera after about 30 sec. The " change batters " comes up even with new batteries !!!!


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In some cameras AA batteries are not all created equal. Voltages of different types of batteries vary, and may trigger this error on the camera. Make sure you read the instructions and use the correct battery type, Alkaline, NiMH, or even Li-Ion depending on your camera's specific instructions.
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