Having problems with your HP Photosmart M547 Digital Camera ?

Even with new batteries and they go dead before I take 3 pictures

\015 Purchased new April 08, worked fine for aproximately 40 to 60 photos, or aproximately 5 months.\015\012\015\012Went to use it and the batteries were dead. \015\012\015\012I decided to purchased an "Energizer Charger" model # CHDC7 and replacement Energizer rechargable Batteries Type - AA, 2500mAh.\015\012\015\012I installed the new batteries (correctly), and immediately I was able to take 3 photos with in 5 minutes after installing them, and then the battereis were dead, the camera would not work.\015\012\015\012I charged up the new batteries per instructions with charger, then reinstalled the batteries in camera, again immediately, I took 4 photos (just trying it out to see if it worked), and again the batteries went dead after the fourth photo was taken.\015\012I recharged, reinstalled again, and was able to take 3 photos..then they were dead again....\015\012\015\012I purchased just plain regular AA type batteries, and I can not get the camera to take but only one or two photos..and the batteries are dead..\015\012\015\012Point is: Any type battery I use the batteries go dead within 1 to 4 photos and I do have the batteries installed correctly (+ / - ). \015\012\015\012The energizer batteries were also installed correctly in the charger (+/-).\015\012\015\012Note: I have used the energizer batteries in another camera (Olympus) and the batteries work fine..and I can take many photos. \015\012\015\012I have been using the Olympus camera because the Photosmart M547 that I purchased ...is not so smart...it just doesnt work..\015\012\015\012Disappointed & Dis-satisified with it completely.\015

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Yes, there is definitely a fault with your camera. \015\012You should be able to return it for a replacement. \015\012I wouldn't experiment too much with batteries in this camera. batteries discharging this quickly are likely to overheat, causing unmentionable catastrophe.
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