Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
I have a Nikon D300.
First problem - The battery started showing empty / full / then empty again. Bought a new battery, worked first time, then the same problem empty / full / empty.
Change the camera, kept the 2 batteries and charger.
First time I tried to use the 2nd camera, both batteries showed empty.
Change the batteries and charger. Charged the two batteries but still show empty!
What do I do next?
A capaciter in your camera is not working properly and is discharging your battery even when the camera is turned off (this is a cheap problem to fix but must be sent back to NIkon for repair
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
Hi, I have a Nikon D300. First problem - The battery started showing empty / full / then empty again. Bought a new battery, worked first time, then the same problem empty / full / empty. Change the camera, kept the 2 batteries and charger. First time I tried to use the 2nd camera, both batteries showed empty. Change the batteries and charger. Charged the two batteries but still show empty! What do I do next?
A capaciter in your camera is not working properly and is discharging your battery even when the camera is turned off (this is a cheap problem to fix but must be sent back to NIkon for repair ... Digital Cameras
Dead battery? I have been searching everywhere for help on this problem and so far, no luck! My camera will turn on but as soon as it does, it shuts itself off again. The lens is stuck in zoom mode and won't retract. I tried charging the battery but every time I try, it will only charge for about 5 minutes and then says the charge is full. Is this a problem with the battery? Charger? Or is the battery fine and it's a problem with the camera? Any suggestions?
Ugh. I have the EXACT same problem!!!!! It's extreamly annoying. When I turn my camera on it turns on, you see the polaroid screen, and theres this buzzing sound? and then it turns off. I'm so frustrated and don't know what to do. Should I take it in ... Polaroid T737 Digital Camera
Battery Problem I have trouble with apparent battery failure due to bad contacts on the slide-out tray thingie that holds the batterys. Jamming it in several times when I change batteries sometimes helps, but often the camera will stop working in the middle of a shoot and indicate the battery is discharged. A quick in-and-out a couple of times of the thingie restores full battery power, but by then I've probably missed my picture. Anyone else have this problem? Other than that (and piss-poor aut
I've never had that problem, all I can suggest would be to fiddle with the contacts in the grip, or put a folded bit of paper behind the battery before you put on the little door to push it in further. ... Olympus Camedia E-20N Digital Camera
My camera is less than a year old but has recently been giving problems with the battery connection - I believe. The battery shows full and the camera works perfectly, then with no indication why the camera will not turn on. When left and then turned on later it sometimes works again, without the battery being charged in the meantime and with it again showing full. As I am going on holiday in 2 weeks I have not time to send it back to cannon under guarantee. Can you suggest anything I can check?
Check if your memory slot cover is properly closed... this doesn't turn on the camera....I had tough times, later found the cause... ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera
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
Battery Problem i purchased a s100 and used it for awhile.....now every time i put my battery in straight from a fresh charge the battery lite comes on after 1 pic and it shuts off............... i put in my friends battery and the same thing....... is this a common problem with the s100 and is it worth fixing..... thnx Gives a battery empty message with fully charged new batteries. The battery is working fine in other cameras.
The problem for the camera turning off or acting weird is the batteries. you need Alkalyne Batteries ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera
Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera. Once I have taken a couple of photos in a row, the camera continually flashes red & green. Like it is continually thinking. I cannot then even get the camera to shut down eithout removing the battery or just leaving it until it times itself out. If i remove the battery, I still have to turn it on & then off again to get the lense to retract. Can you help to solve this problem. It does it no matter what the charge in the battery is like. Full or half used.
Hello ... Digital Cameras
My camera won't turn on. I charge it and the red charging light comes on. I have returned the camera for the same problem 3 times. bought it from WalMart. I was on my vacation the 1st time it happened, and Walmart gave me a hard time about exchanging it. The 1st one I got, it charged and I got it to stay on for a few min. I took a few pictures, but it wouldn't cut back on. Similar thing happened the 2nd time. Now the same thing is happening the 3rd time. I checked to make sure the battery was in
Are you sure the battery was inserted properly? Try putting it in the way that looks backwards... the battery seriously looks like it's supposed to go in the wrong way. If you're looking inside and using the spring for a reference, DON'T. The spri ... Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera
Olympus D-435 digital camera, when you turn it on, error msg says "battery empty" then times out and shuts off. New Batteries have been installed, did not correct the problem. How can I make this camera come on and work? Thanks..
If ur using a memory card try to use a memory card even though it relates the battery it may be a memory card problem....First take out the memory card and then try to use the camera and if it works fine that says that there is a problem with m ... Digital Cameras
I'm getting a r03 error message on my D80. I shoot raw and tethered to my computer with Camera Control Pro. This is the first time I've had this problem in the 3 years I've had this camera. I've been shooting raw the whole time. If the buffer is full, how do I empty it? And why did this happen while tethered?
Hi,These are the different things I would try to resolve this error. Remove the lens and re-attach it.Remove the battery and re-attach it.Change shooting modes try any of them, full, auto, or jpeg but not rawReset camera ... Digital Cameras
A345 lens often does not open when power button is pressed. By pressing the power button the 2nd time, then pressing it the 3rd time, the camera seems to work normally. This is with used or fresh alkaline batteries. Shometimes the camera makes a short buzzing sound when the lens retracts. Have also had problems with the zoom lens not operating consistently.
Dear Gdlora,\015\012\015\012First get it serviced... There is a mechanical problem in your Gadget. Your cell lens has slightly disposition due to which you are facing this problem.....\015\012\015\012Every time you try to open lens it pu ... Digital Cameras
Battery problem! I have a pair of gp 2500 mAH batteries. They are working nice but when i put them into my camera it opens but after a few seconds it says battery empty although its full charged.. How can i solve this issue?
The camera has a design flaw. Maybe HP can fix it with a firmware update but it's not likely.I used an precision DC power supply to perform some electronics tests to find out what is going on with this model.The issue is ... HP Photosmart M447 Digital Camera
I have a Panasonic DMC-FX12 digital camera. Before I left on vacation, I took all the pictures OFF of the camera and recharged the battery. I took only 4 pictures before the error message "Built in Memory Card Full" came on the screen and refused to allow me to take any more pictures. HELP! A secondary problem I am having with the same camera is that I have to turn the ON/OFF switch on and off several times before the lens finally comes out.
You copied all your pictures, but they still exist on the memory card. You need to go into the menu and erase the pictures. As far as the lens not coming out, there may be some dirt in the mechanism. ... Digital Cameras
3 times i've the same problem with my camera, 3 times they've sent it back. The problem still exists. A new battery, properly charged by me, the camera takes between 1 and 5 photos and then the camera goes dead. I was told by Canon that the battery lid on the camera was causing a short, they said 'Problem solved.' Nope, the problem is still there and i've run out of extended warranty. Please, please help.
Lemon law with company and replacements normally work in sets of 3. Now that you have had them send you the same type of camera, and the same problem has occured 3 times, demand that they replace it with a comparable or camera of greater value. Wor ... Canon Digital Cameras
My powershot A710IS shutting down, emedietly when power is on. says, battery is empty! but betterys full?! I changed date/time battery, but camera continue to shut down? whats the problem? thanx for answer! sinisa
... Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera
Sony dsc-13 I have sony dsc-13 digital camera and suddenly after switching it on in picture mode and video mode the data(day nd time,flash....etc) appears on a black background on the lcd though the lens door is open and i can see my previouly stored pics in the camera lcd and also in my computer after connecting through usb.. so the problem is i take black pics and videos while the lens is open and the charger attached or on full battery,and the new taken pics displays black as well
Basically it is a Japanese Model from where u bought it u are lucky u can\015\012get it free of charge replacement just tell me which region u belong\015\012there is a known issue of CCD failure u will get free of charge repairs\015\012fo ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T3 Digital Camera
I couldn't take anymore pictures because "the memory card was full." I downloaded the pictures and the card is now empty. Now when I turn the camera on, the green light is on but there is no image on the screen. It continually says "new batteries needed" no matter how many times I change the battery.
Go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. Remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on. If it now works, with the card in the came ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
Drained batteries I have a FE210 digital camera the batteries go dead after a few pictures yet when I check the batteries they era good. purchsed 4 aa size batteries-had 25/30 shots. bought 2500mah batteries, charges fully-- had 20/30 shots or half an hour of camera operation and battery shows empty on screen. tried a couple of times but in vain. the empty batteries are inserted in other digital cameras, its running fine. checked the camera with olympus authorised repair agency, they say camera
Digital cameras do use a lot of power to operate. Somethings can make the batteries die faster. Even if the batteries may have worked in other cameras after ou used them in yours could just be that the other camera requires less power to operate th ... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera
Hello, From the moment I put a full loaded battery into my camera ( and althought the camera is still switched off) the LCD panel indicates A LOW BATTERY and keeps blinking. Switching on/off bottom and nothing happens. I tried another full loaded battery and same problem. I cannot use the camera at all. What could be the problem ? and what is the solution ? Would be great to get any advice from you. Thanks. Alexander.
Havnt head of this problem. if you are using canon official batteries and the charger used is correct for your country then take it back to the shop you got it from and send it in for repair. Or you could head over the japan canon site and see if t ... Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera
Battery problem Tried two different types of standard AA alkaline batteries (sony and tesco brands) and within 20 seconds of putting the batteries in, straight from the packet, the camera stops operating and says "change the batteries". have cycled through 8 brand new batteries and the same thing happens each time, do i have a defective camera? This problem has been present since i bought it 2 months ago, just got round to addressing it. it has only ever lasted for a longer time (about a day
Hi , mostly camera complaining about draining the power of the battery , actually at present rechargeable battery , Im using Nickel Hydride battery ,typical 2500mAh I use to take pictures more than 200 shoots with flush. mostly selling rech ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
Battery Problem I bought a Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera this past summer and have had no problem until last night. My camera turned off and said "battery exhausted." After changing the batteries twice with new batteries, the lens would open for a second then close and the camera turned off once again saying "battery exhausted." I don't know what happened. I had same problem. No matter how many times I have changed batteries, It works for a second then closes with signal saying "warning batt
These cameras have a internal battery that holds data for the camera to keep its settings. These batteries can be replaced but the camera has to be disassimboled to change it they should be able to be changed at a local camera shop pretty cheap. ... Nikon COOLPIX L12 Digital Camera
Twice recently, I ordered an OEM battery model LI-42B on-line, but both times, after fully charging the battery, the camera does not operate properly with the replacement battery. Once the camera would not turn on, the other time I was able to take only 2 pictures, then the camera would not retract the lens. Have other people had similar problems with OEM batteries? How can I be sure to get a battery that will work with the camera? My camera model is Olympus Stylus 7010 12 megapixel.
This doesn't sound like a battery problem. It sounds like a lens problem. Read this article:\015\012Fixing a Lens Error on a D ... Olympus Stylus 7010 Digital Camera
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
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,
... Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera
Each time I remove the battery from my Nikon CoolPix 4300, the clock returns to a default of 2002 (in the LCD window the date shows as 000000. Each time I use the camera I have to reset the clock and date. I left the battery in the camera over night to see if the clock battery would take a charge and maintain the date and time the next time I removed the battery. No such luck. It returns to default. Is this a problem I can correct on my own?
I probably need more details but, it sound like when you remove the battery to recharge it, the clock loses any power it had. Most people have a second battery. When the first battery begins to lose power, they insert the fully charged battery so the ... Nikon Coolpix 4300 Digital Camera