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Camera indicates battery discharged even when newly recharged


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Canon powershot G9, purchased February 2008 not used for 2 weeks will not function at all . have recharged battery. to indicate green but camera still does not work. When the battery is replaced on the charger the orange indicator comes on even though the camera has not functioned, for two or three minutes. Could the battery pack be faulty ??


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Install new batteries,within minutes of useage battery indicator starts flashing & short time later camera says change battery &camera shuts off. first 3 yrs batteries would last for weeks, i could take a1000 shots plus view edit etc. i tried new charger &batteries ,non rechargeables plus i changed the internal battery for date& time,took camera to shop and had it checked for shorts and discharge problems they said everything was within specs.i have been told all canons do this after 3 or 4 yrs,


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Last year, my friend & I both bought factory-reconditioned Polaroid 7.0MP digital cameras i737, supplied in original boxes, with all necessary bits. Both of us got 'Replace battery' messages, and cameras stopped working; we both gave up. A while ago, my grandson "poked around", had no trouble taking pictures, but got The Message. I've been trying again. Using Uniross NiMH batteries, 2700mAh, previously used only a little, newly recharged. Menu indicates that the camera knows that's what it's


The possibility that bad contact is draining is a well assumed one ..but the fact that you bought it refurbished lead to think that the batteries it selves were with issues..2nd thing all cameras drain the batteries when those are left inside , ... Polaroid i737 Digital Camera

The camera will not hold a charge, even with new batteries and I've used the best and rechargeable, the batery indicator only registers half full and aftertaking three or 4 photo's the charge is virtually gone and the "low battery" warining appears on screen. The camera has not been used very much.


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No Power Recharged batteries night before. Test Camera for batterie power, everything was working. Next day I went to use camera, and it is totally dead! I even went and bought brand new DBL A batteries to see if camera would boot, and it don't. I tested both boughten batteries and rechargable batteries with a tester, both type of batteries have plenty of power.


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The battery ran out and I was not able to recharge for a couple of days .The camera never shut down the lens still stayed out of camera body even when the battery was taken out. After recharging battery and reinserting it in the camera the camera will not function. When the power button is pushed the light goes on and the camera makes attempts to close lens but then it buzzes and makes beeping sounds and then goes off.


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Pentax Optio E30. This camera is eating through the batteries. Even when the camera is turned off the batteries are being drained. I have tried rechargeable batteries and new heavy duty batteries and even these drain within a matter of 30 minutes or so and at times it will not even work with these. Do you know what is wrong?


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Hi recently bought a fujiilm ax200 and i used regular Duracell batteries just to test out the camera. Then I purchased rechargeable batteries and the camera for working fine for the five minutes i took photos with it. When trying to upload the photos onto the computer the camera would not turn on. I plugged it into the laptop with the usb and it just wouldn't work. Even after I unplugged it the camera is not working, i tested other batteries and the rechargeable ones are fully charges and work


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Camera's about 2 years old. With a fully charged battery it will take about 8 to 10 photos and then the battery indicates total discharge. How ever, if the camera is turned off for several minutes and then back on it will again take several pictures and but then again shows that the battery is totally discharged. I have tried installing a new "out of the box" battery in the camera but I still get the same sequence of events. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated


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Canon PowerShot A495 - Brand new. Used it once and took 40 photos. It then told me to change the batteries which I did. From then on it keeps saying "change the batteries" I've used alkalines and also rechargeable NiMH, These are either new or fully recharged batteries and still I get the same message. I have also cleaned the terminals inside the camera and even those on the batteries themselves. No change. This is clearly not a battery problem. This is a camera problem and its seems I am not th


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Hi I have a Sony DSC-H2 Digital camera which i bought in 2005.I used it few times at special occations and i kept it safetly after removing the batteries.The batteries i was using was SOny Nickel Nh1 rechargable .But now even after recharging the camera is not starting .So i used another battery ,the camera did start but it just shut off almost immediately . I am getting worried .is there something wrong with the camera ?If so what might it be ? thanks


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Batteries This camera has been the worst digital camera I have ever used.  The pic quality is fine.  The ease of use is fine.  The problem lies in the battery longevity.  Maybe that is not even the right description.  I will put in new batteries and only use my camera for a short time.  The next time I go to use the camera it is not at all uncommon for it to not turn on.  Even though it has new batteries and was not left on, the batteries are dead.  It happens with the rechargeable as well as re


This model of camera does drain your batteries while it's off. Numbers I've seen in online discussion boards from people who used a meter to measure the amount of drainage include 79 to 100ma. ... Kodak EasyShare C743 Digital Camera

Battery Life Battery Indicator shows Orange after taking 3-Videos or several images. Battery Indicator= Green good, Orange half battery life, Red nearly gone. I have replaced the Casio original batteries (2100mAh) with 2700mAh. Still the same battery life, Orange indicator after few Videos or several images. I have since purchased 2100mAh to suit the Casio charger and still the same problem. I used to get approx 150 shots. Is the camera discharging the batteries? Any Ideas?


Your SD memory expansion card may be damaged.\015\012Try the same procedure without the expansion SD card. \015\012Use the Casio QV-R40 10meg memory with same camera settings. ... Casio QV-R40 Digital Camera

The battery on my Casio EX-Z1000, even the newly replaced one, drains completely in a couple of days with the camera not in use. Is there a way to save the battery charge while the camera is ''idle'' other than just removing the battery (assuming that will even help - haven't tried that yet)?


You most likely have water corrosion in your camera creating a short. Most people never relies that they received water into a camera as a simple spill from a glass can go unnoticed. ... Digital Cameras

Battery life My AA 3000mah batteries don't last 30 mins before the camera switches itself off, indicating that the batteries are flat. When tested on a multimeter they read 1.24volts. The manual say I should get 300 shots using 2500mah batteries. The batteries have been discharged and charged up many times but still the same problem. I'm using Nimh type batteries that read 1.35v full charge and 1.24v when the camera shuts off. Is this a common fault with this camera ?


I bought this type of camera a few months ago.  Instantly I noticed that is wears down batteries.  I would not get to take a lot of photos if I was on a vacation trip.  I have to keep the two batteries on a charger if I wanted to take ... Fuji FinePix A700 Digital Camera

My wife purchased for me a Kodak Easy Share Z981. I charged the included batteries and loaded them per instructions. When I turned on the Camera the indicator showed 1/2 battery. I took two pictures and was out of power. I then recharged the batteries overnight and tried again with simular results. I am asking if this is typical with this camera. If so how do I go about getting my money back for this useless camera.. The serial number on my camera is KVYMN034G5600 in case there is a reca


Unfortunately, it appears that this may be ... Kodak Digital Cameras

Beeping This is my daughters camera she got it for christmas last year, it worked fine until a couple of months ago. When you push the power button with rechargeable batteries in it ... it starts up but then the screen flashes to Low Battery and then it starts beeping and wont stop until you take out the batteries. We have tried other batteries and with those the camera wont even turn on. Please help me because she loves this camera and is always sneaking it into school with her.


Thanks Toniapaytons, ur the best. I thought I had broken the thing, and it was my parents that I bought for them for their anniv. I had borrowed it. Shew!!!! your right we were just buying regular disposable. Thank you thank ... Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

I am trying to to charge panasonic lumix dmc-zs5 camera battery with it. As soon as I plugged it in showed a red light (power) on the charger. Even after inserted the camera battery the the red light on the power remained but there was no light or indicator for charging. After an hour when I used it in my camera it still was not charged. I could not find any user manual on the net so don't really know how to charge my camera battery.


User manuals can be downloaded from the support section of the Panasonic website. ... Digital Cameras

Flat Batteries I have a Finepix S700 and can not get batteries to last I even put a recharged set ( Failsafe brand) in camera which tested prior to insertion and all batteries read 1.25v or higher and camera said flat batteries Have a set of Kodak batteries which only last about 20 photos before flat battery light comes on Any answers ???


I've turned many of my customers into users of the Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries. Many people who have been ready to throw their camera away find the Energizers fix all their problems. Make sure to get the Energizer Ultimate Lithium ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

I have a Canon G5 and am on my third set of rechargeable batteries (I bought an extra Canon rechargeable battery when I purchased the camera and then 2 Canon brand replacement batteries when the first 2 failed and then 2 off brand replacement batteries when the 2 Canon replacements would not work). The following has happened with each set of batteries: The original two Canon batteries. After about a year or so of perfect performance a day came, after getting a fully charged indication on b


Thank you for such a detailed description, wishing others would take your lead. To the problem camera designated batteries (other then AA rechargeable) have always been a bit of a sore spot for me because the user is compelled to purchase a specific ... Canon PowerShot G5 Digital Camera

Battery life When I first had this camera, about 3 years ago, the rechargeable batteries I bought seemed to last for ages. But more recently the "low battery warning" has been coming on very shortly after inserting freshly charged batteries. I have tried using ordinary batteries (high powered) but even with these I can only take a few pictures before the warning light comes on. Once the light is on, the camera goes dead after a few more pictures so it's not giving me a false "low battery" warnin


The rechargeables are only meant to last a couple years maximum (pretty good that you got three out of them). Also rechargeable NiMH's have approximately 5 times the power of standard alkaline batteries. Alkaline batteries should only be used in em ... Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera

When i was using the rechargeable batteries my camera worked fine but i lost them so i reverted to use duracell aa batteries and now my camera only turns on for me to see all the pictures stored on it.. i cant even take a picture. can u tell me wats wrong because i thought all camera take any aa batteries


Greetings - You're absolutely right - Your camera should work with any rechargeable or alkaline AA batteries.\015\012\015\012\015\012Have you tried using a second set of batteries besides the first and are they new batteries or batteries ... Fuji FinePix A820 Digital Camera

Maintaining Date/Time I've recently inherited a Fuji E510 camera. Works well enough except that it loses its date/time settings if I take the batteries out for even the shortest period of time (for example, when changing low batteries). I see no reference in the manual for the location of the "keepalive" battery cell nor can I find anyplace on the camera housing that indicates where a keepalive cell would be inserted. This leads me to believe that this camera model either has an incredibly st


This is case of a 'keep-alive' battery going flat and unfortunately is on the main p.c board and you will have to dismantle the camera starting from the rear to get to it. Located next to the flash main capacitor on the main board. ... Fuji FinePix E510 Digital Camera
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