Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Camera is 5 years old, It has been working fine. Batteries had become low and when I put new batteries in the camera switches on. the , the flash open, the viewer window lights up with set time and date option. The program dial shows low battery but I have tried three different sets of batteries. I have left the camera turned on as I write this and after a few minutes the lens does extend but when I tried it again it will no extend immediately as it should.

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Make sure the batteries are the correct type and voltage for your camera. Also because of the age you may have corrosion on the battery contacts inside the battery compartment. If this is the case then no matter how many batteries you try they will not make a good connection. Check first to make sure the batteries are correct type. Look inside the battery compartment and see if the contacts are clean and have no white looking powder or black corrosion on them. If there is you will need to clean this off before a solid connection can be established again. I hate cotton swabs but in this case they work great to clean the contact use some lens cleaner or alcohol (not the drinking kind) on the swab and clean as much as you can. Be careful with this because what you are working with is corrosive.
Once you have swabbed the contacts try a set of batteries. If it still doesn't work you may need to scrap at the terminals gently to get through the corrosion ( I use a long flat screwdriver) but the rubber end of a long pencil will work pretty well. You may have on shiny terminal and the other dark it's that dark one that's giving us grief. I'm hoping before you get to this part the problem has been solved and you can clean the compartment again with the swab. IF it still doesn't work afix a small amount of sand paper on the rubber end of a pencil and tape it there. go down inside and sand off that terminal gently, it doesn't have to be shinny just scratch it up so it gets a good connection. Then sorry you'll need to swab out the battery chamber again. It's gotta work after that
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