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Battery indicator shows rapid discharge camara shuts down

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When new batteries are loaded in camera and turned on: lens extends, LCD powers up after 15 sec.LCD screen flickers, battery indicator drops 1 notch on gage, This repeats until Bat. ind. is empty lens retracts camera shuts down and will not power up again by pushing the power button. I unloaded the batterys checked them and they show full charge. If I push the power button with no batteries in it discharging internal caps and reload batteries it shows full charge,also if i am on maintains or folder setting with LCD screen on viewing pictures it works fine untill I switch to manual or automatic camera mode. thanks Den

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Hi Pat, When charging the battery the light should definitely be red. When it turns green it's charged. I would exchange your camera for another PDR-M5 if you can. I actually had to do the same thing - noticed a big difference with the second one - including fit and finish....think that maybe Toshiba has a quality control issue. I just returned mine (second one) yesterday - was a hard decision - love the features - 3X zoom - video - speed, etc.....but got fed up with the picture quality indoors - too many out of focus - couldn't count on it. Also all pictures - in/out - tended to be dark - drab looking - always had to lighten using the software before printing. This is a $1250 camera in Canada after tax w/extra 16 meg smartmedia which you need at the minimum so there are no excuses. Hope you have better luck with yours!

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The batteries are just flat. Trust us on this one and buy new batteries or recharge the one's you have ( if they ate Li- Ion )

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Replace one cell in Pack
Reactivate pack.
The other 7 cells are good.

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