Having problems with your Polaroid a550 Digital Camera ?

New batteries in, turn on and Polaroid comes on and then goes to black screen and off.


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I think this turned out to be a firmware problem in mine. I simply took the batteries out and let the camera sit for a month. When I put fresh batteries back in, it worked fine again. I'm thinking that discharging the power circuitry by letting it sit may have reset the firmware.
Not all batteries are created equal, especially in digital cameras. Try lithium ion batteries (Energizer Advanced or Duracell PowerPix) or quality NiMH rechargable batteries. Regular alkalines, especially some of the cheaper ones, are not recommended regardless of what the manual says.
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