Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 3100 Digital Camera ?

The camera goes through batteries very fast, like 10 pics and the batteries are half way gone


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If you are using the EN-MH1 battery that came with your camera, it may need to be replaced. You can buy another EN-MH1 on the web for about $10. You might also consider Use the older EN-MH1 battery as a backup.
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