Having problems with your Fuji FinePix 3800 Digital Camera ?

Battery drained within a few pictures but over a weeks time. camera is shut off between uses



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These cameras use both SD and XD cards. The SD cards are the cause of the draining. Switch to an XD card or remove your SD card while not in use and your batteries will not drain. :)
Rechargeable batteries will degrade the more you use it. Their maximum capacity will always decrease the older the battery is. So if the camera is over 2 years old, the battery probably can't hold much of a charge anymore. Also, the battery will discharge even when the device may not be on.

My recommendation would be get a new battery. It doesn't hurt to have another one lying around, and there are usually Fuji compatible batteries you can buy that will not cost quite as much as an original.

Thanks for reading and good luck.
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