Question about Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens

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Dead Batteries I shoot with a 20D and the battery pack, but before I bought the 2nd rechargeable, I put in AA's. When I put them in, it shows full battery charge. Then the next day or so when I turn the camera on, the batteries show dead. Twice now. What's going on? Anybody have a clue? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Dead Batteries

Solution. Take AA battery cage. Throw it in the trash. Buy 3-4 3rd party BP511A's. Problem solved. AA's don't work well, or essentially at all with the battery pack. It will get you a couple of shots, but avoid it at all cost. Oh and the circuitry issue doesn't have to do with the AA's, it is with other issues.

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Re: Dead Batteries

AA's only last for 30-40 shots and should only be used as a very last option.

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