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Short battery using NiMH batteries

I have had the A85 for 4 years an it has given great service.

I have used 2400 mAh NiMH batteries (two sets of 4) and had good life out of them, discharging each set fully before recharge.

Very recently the camera seems to last only a few shots before the low batt icon comes on. I have tested the batts with a multimeter and they show 1.4V per cell at the "low batt" time. This is reasonably full charge for these types which are exhausted at 1.1V (though the camer cannot operate at that low of course).

I have tested current drain in "off" mode and it is 30micro-amps, so they should last for a while.

Otherwise the camera performs fine. It has suffered a drop which twisted the case but I got it all back together OK. Not sure how that could affect battery drain.

Thoughts appreciated

Steve

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Cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.

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