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
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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The camera goes through batteries very fast, like 10 pics and the batteries are half way gone
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. ... Nikon Coolpix 3100 Digital Camera
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The battery will only last for about 10 pictures and then it goes dead. I also have lines appear at the bottom of each picture. They look like stripes that gradually fade as they move up the digital screen. I bought it a few days ago and I've taken less than 20 pics before it started doing this. Is there a quick solution?
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