Having problems with your HP Photosmart M22 Digital Camera ?

Eats batteries This thing eats batteries so fast... The last ime I put batteries in it they were dead in about 10 pictures. I was using the 10 sec delayed timer setting.

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Maybe you can alter your settings I think some settings (the resolution or size of pictures ?) may cause batteries to run down more quickly.

\015\012Every thing Asfiya Ahamed has mentioned should be tried first, I am approaching this from a different angle from my experience.
I reciently had problem with all 3 of my cameras eating batteries, one of the common points I ran into was the date and time would be lost when I removed the batteries from the camera. The first camera I threw away, it was a Casio and a great little camera but for no reason and all of a suddon, it would only take about 5 shots per set of batteries, I took took the Kodak Easy Share apart, this is no easy task and require some talent to re-assemble it. I found a tiny coin rechargeable battery (PAS614L) inside soldered to printed circuit board buried deep in side the camera. The coin battery was almost dead. I soldered a black for negative and a red for positive # 28 gage wire to get outside of the camera so I could replace the rechargeable coin battery from the outside the camera. These batteries cost about 5 for $4 dollars on Ebay. The camera cost was over a hundred at the time but the main reason is I like the camera.
The Cannon Power Shot S2IS was easy since they had a small coin battery compartment built into the side of the main battery compartment.There is little information on the internal operation and almost no electronic information provided by the manufactor but if the camera is out of warrenty, the cost to repair the camera is hardly justified. My theory behind this is since these little batteries are rechargeable they can only be recharged form the batteries you install for normal camera use, unless you hook your camera to an external source. If they cannot be recharged it would seem logical the coin battery would drain the main batteries and lower their output. The camera's computer would see your double A, tripple As or any other battery as below normal votage, excess current drain and shut the camera down. This is just a theory but my cameras are back to normal. There is a large capacitor inside the camera that has nothing to do with holding the date and time when you replace the batteries, looks like it is for holding a charge to power the flash unit. I mention this last item because some information on the internet can be missleading. Please forgive spelling errors, I am poor with a keyboard.


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