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Wont last i have tried many types of bateries but my camera only stays on long enough for me to set the date and then the bateries die.... please help

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Re: wont last

Use batteries with lithium mine has lasted me over a year

Posted on Dec 30, 2006

Re: wont last

You should try to change the type of battery in the setting to correspond with whatever type you are using.

Posted on May 07, 2007

Re: wont last

Try alkaline batteries. I had the same problem.

Posted on Jan 30, 2007

Re: wont last

I bought rechargable batteries for mine. works perfect now and lasts.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007

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Re: wont last

Use rechargeable batteries rated at 2300 ma/h or more. Forget carbon zinc (generic Eveready type battery) they wont even start my tiny Sony U20 and CR23 lithiums (2xAA) , not enough amperage and alkaline just dont last long period. I will suggest Energizer Lithium AA's, they do work pretty good. And make sure contacts are clean (use an eraser on a pencil if needed)

Posted on Jan 11, 2007

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