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Batteries New alkaline batteries last about 30 minutes if I'm lucky. Someone suggested removing the time/date capacitor, its the small silber color cylinder below the lcd screen when you open it on the back as it was discharging the batteries. Time won't show but everything else works. Don't know where or how to do this and do you know if it works? If not any other suggestions? I'm going to Yellowstone on 9/7. thanks, nbg

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  • bybeth Sep 21, 2008

    Really appreciated the response and I'll go purchase the kit as I really like the camera and the pictures I have taken have been really crisp and clear. Thanks again for being someone I can go to for answers!!!

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I had the same problem......I went to the store that i bought the camera from and i bought a kit that contained four rechargable batteries, a battery charger, & it also came with a car cord that goes into your cigarette lighter so you can charge a set in your car. PROBLEM SOLVED for $26.00 + tax.

I take a whole lot of pictures (freelance photographer) and I ALWAYS have one fresh set. As soon as the set in my camera goes low i throw them on the charger and put a fresh set in my camera. By the time the fresh set goes low, the set in the charger is ready.

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in most of digital cameras there is a small rechargable battery or a capacitor bank used to store settings in memory for few minutes. if that battery is dead it cant hold settigns at memory.

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DATE RESET PROBLEM ON DIGITAL CAMERA


Have you encounter on your camera that the TIME and DATE are always cleared once you turning ON? Menu of the date setting appears everytime inserting the battery and turing the power ON?

Dont worry the problem of your camera is only a minor. For your technical information, all cameras have a capacitor together with board that provide power to save your date setting or its work as a battery.

Once you open you camera and you found out color green stain can be seen in the part of the said capacitor. You need to clean first by brush and make it sure be gently while brushing the capacitor just to remove the stain.Then try to turn On your camera and set the date and time, after this turn off and remove the battery for a second. Once again put the battery on your camera and turn On. Once you need to set the date again it means the capacitor was damage and need to replce new.

if you have knowledge about repairing electronics what you need to do is remove the damage capacitor and replace it new with the same specifiction and size.

I hope my tips will help you


Good luck and thank you

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Digital camera's eat batteries mainly due to flash being used all the time.
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The best batteries i found to use with my camera are Duracell Alkaline.

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I have a great Mavica FD75 camera and the batteries will not hold a charge. When I put them on the charger the light says lit for a couple of minutes then goes out. I can take 6-10 pictures and get the...


You probably need a new Sony "Infolithium" battery, by now. The battery lasts a long time
but 10 yrs IS a long time! If you've never repl
aced the battery, it's time to. They charge ok
but don't last very long when they're near the
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Battery life


I bought a pack of Kodak rechargeable batteries at Walmart for $15.00 9 months ago and they are still going stron - they go for about 4-5 hours without needing to be recharge, not to mention 4 come in the pack and the camera only takes 2 so I always have 2 extra ones ready.  I love this camera and use it non-stop on a regular basis (I took over 200 pictures yesterday at my daughter's soccer game) - get the rechareables and I think you will be happy.

 

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Camera keeps turning off


Digital cameras are very Voltage Sensitive. Using Nicad or NiMh batteries will not only , "Not" solve the problems above but will
actually aggravate the above problems for one reason.

Rechargable NiCad or NiMh batteries only produce 1.2 volts fully charged and will only give you 2.4 volts when used in pairs with this camera. This falls below the cameras desired 2.8 - 3.0 voltage requirement and will only result in about 30-40 pictures at most.

This camera requires a constant 2.8 - 3.2 volts to run properly. Kodak won't tell you this !!The camera was designed with Oxy Akaline batteries in mind.New alkalines will produce 3.2 to 3.4 volts in pairs but only for a short period of time.The issue with the Oxy Alkaline batteries is that they simply will not last very long in this camera due to its power requirements.

But there is a really great solution to the problem . You can purchase a CRV3 rechargeable Li-ion battery that fits right into this camera.
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I use the rechargeable Li-ION Battery exclusively in this camera and it functions perfectly since I switched. I have a pair
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