Having problems with your Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera ?
Batteries don't work
\015 I have a pentax digital SLR and it does not recognize new batteries when I install them. It acts as if I've instaled a dead battery or does so within a couple of shots.\015
Clean the battery contacts in the camera with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.
I gave up on using rechargeable AA batteries altogether and switched to non-rechargeable CR-V3 lithium-ion, as recommended by Pentax. They are not cheap (about $30 Cdn for 2) but last me anywhere from 6 months to a year. No more battery issues with them at all.
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