Having problems with your Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera ?

Technical problem camera will not operate. a blinking battery symbol in display panel only. cr-v3 battery voltage test reading is 2.94v substituting with 4 aa duracell coppertop batteries does not do anything- non operative and no display


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I finally gave up on rechargeable AA batteries entirely with this camera due to the power management problems. Pentax has even issued a disclaimer stating they do not recommend using AAs even though the manual clearly states the camera can use them. I'm now using CRV3s exclusively with no further problems, except the cost - $20-$30 Canadian a pair. Each pair of CRV3s lasts 6 months to a year.
[email protected] again-Pentax isd-ds now functioning normally as I substituted rechargeable AA batteries (which did NOT turn camera on even) for disposable batteries. The fact re
\015\012chargeable batteries initially worked fine is a slight mystery but from other blogs it seems some types are a problem & it is feasible that if one of 4 batteries is deficient then that coule be an answer-or bateries are nearing the end of their working life perhaps?? Will buy new aa energizer e2 s & use them as spares if they work ok. Great cameras & pleased it is not the camera needing repair! Cheers.
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