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Batteries keep dieing

We are using Energizer Rechargable batteries, but lately if we leave the batteries in they will die with in a couple of days. I have tried a different set of batteries. Used a set of non-rechargables and still the same thing. Any ideas where I should start looking for a fix??? Thank you, Tim

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HEY CHEF TIM sorry to miss you on hells kitchen ha ha sorry to say that these cam are battery eaters (that's wy i don't own one) rechargable battery are never any good they have whats nown as (battery memory) meanning that if you don't run it down to nothing and charge it just to keep it charged makes it werce best thing to do is buy new two day before charge i then charge num 2 go out have fun record when battery ligh comes on load battery 2 recharge num 1: DOC

Posted on Aug 11, 2006

  • dave lenz Aug 11, 2006

    also by the way these cameras are using your baterrys to store image try downloading those beautifull pix you got to pc or store
    right away then take out bats out (rember even if cam is turned of its still running and running and running to keep image you tryed so desparetly you tryed to captured forever



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