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SP 310 Says Battery is low. I have changed the batteries many times (Lithium) and it will often times shortly there after do the same thing. When It does this if I remove and replace the same batteries it will work for a while every time. Any other batteries will quit working in very few pictures. Now the flash has stopped working. A friend has the same camera with other problems.

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    I have been using the Olympus SP-310 for over a year now. I like the camera. It worked fine for about 6 month, but has developed a battery drain problem since then. Now, I can only take about 3-4 pictures with a fully charged battery before it shuts down. I have tried several types of rechargeable batteries (after charging them for 24 hours) with no improvement.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    My SP 310 was working just fine until I installed the firmware updtate with "OLYMPUS Master" program - now I get nothing but a low battery light - even with the ac adapter! - They say they can fix it for a bit more than a new camera costs - I wonder how they spell "M A L I C I O U S S O F T W A R E"

  • lowndesw Mar 15, 2009

    Had the same problem with the LOW BAT, went to google, found the "software update", tried to install it.  Now the camera is DEAD.  Called Olumpus, sent the camera in.  The said $94.34 to fix it (I have the letter).  Called to discuss saying that a new camera is that much, that there is no "damage", only a software reset involved.  They reduced it to $59.36. Asked them to send the camera back.  Purchased a CANON A720IS for $110.  Sent Olympus a note THANKING them for pushing me away, that I now have a REAL camera, MUCH better specs, lens, etc.   DIDN'T know what I was missing!!  MUCH better pics, no problems.

  • usa2tuff May 08, 2009

    I have the exact same problem, low battery with a brand new set of batteries installed. Then if I open and close the battery door, it works for 2 pictures. problem happened about the exact same time, Friday, October 17, 2008. I was going to a really important party, once in a lifetime, and the low battery light was on constantly. I have 5 sets of batteries, and couldn't get the camera to work for more than 30 seconds.


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I have had the same problem several times but finaly realized the tempeature might have something to do with my problem. Usually I am in warm climate but when I went to the mountains or into cold weather I would only get a couple of pictures then nothing. So I started to remove the battery pk and put it under my arm for a few minutes and warm it up. Vvola four or five more pictures

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Try the firmware updtate with "OLYMPUS Master" program

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