Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera ?

My camera eats batteries....no matter what kind I use

\015 My camera eats batteries....no matter whatkind I put in..2 pictures and its done ...I putin new batteries and it wont take more than2 pictures and it is DEAD..what can I do\015

Answers :

\015\012Please follow these steps....
\015\012) You can lower the setting of your digital camera so that the quality of photo is reduced from the typical "standard quality" which comes set on the camera. What you will need to do is go into the options and reduce the quality to "economy" so that the battery expands less energy to take the picture, which will lead to longer batter life.

2) Make sure that you have calibrated your battery before you bring the camera along on your adventure. You can do this by charging your battery fully and then turning on the camera so that it dies. Once this happens you can charge it again and you will find that it will now last a lot longer than it formally did. I have found this to be very useful with all of my digital cameras.

3) In order to get the most out of your battery you should switch the battery in your camera from standard disposable batteries to rechargeable batteries. This is because of the fact that they last 2x as long as expand less to actually take the photo according to the Energizer rechargeable box.

4) You can go into the settings and turn off the flash if you see one when you are taking a picture. This will reduce the amount of energy going out of the camera which means that your battery will not die as fast as it normally would. You will need to select settings and then choose "no" next to the word flash.

5) You can also make your battery last longer by adjusting the settings so that you are not recording audio notes with your pictures. This will drain your battery fast so you should go into your options menu and select audio off. According to my Sanyo instruction booklet this will make your battery last up to an hour longer.
\015\012Good Luck
Every thing Asfiya Ahamed has mentioned should be tried first, I am approaching this from a different angle from my experience.
\015\012I 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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