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Battery Drain Hi The camera has started to kill batteries while switched off. About 10ma being drawn with the front shut.

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Door of camera is not shutting completely

If the connections are tight and not loose, battery should not drain excessively. Gap in door should not drain batteries. Try gun wrapper over battery to improve connection if battery moves.

Jul 13, 2016 | Fujifilm Finepix Ax500 Digital Camera -...

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L310 shuts off when taking pic

As soon as the camera senses the battery does not have enough power, to save a picture you take, it will shut itself down, preventing a memory error. Because if the voltage is to low, no reliable access to the memory is possible. Be aware that in extreme warm or extreme cold the battery can't produce enough power.
Your camera will work with AA batteries.
Always be sure the batteries are charged.
Insert the batteries correct plus to plus and minus to minus. Only one battery the wrong way around and the camera won't work.Check contacts of the batteries and in the battery compartment of your camera. Dirty or oxidised contacts can be cleaned with a dry cloth. Never use sharp tools to clean contacts or anything in or on your camera.
Always charge the batteries before using it for the first time, or if you have not used it for a long period. 3 months is a very long period.
Also check if the battery door is closed correct. Most cameras do have a switch connected to the battery door. If the switch does not work correct, it could be you can't switch on your camera.
Do not use alkaline batteries unless it is absolutely necessary. In some cases, alkaline batteries may have a shorter service life than NiMH. Alkaline battery performance is limited, especially at low temperatures. The use of NiMH batteries is recommended.
Never use manganese (Zinc-Carbon) batteries in your camera. They can't deliver enough power and can start leaking, causing damage to your camera.
Always charge the batteries together, so they have the same charge.
Never use different kind of batteries together. The best is a set not only of the same brand and capacity, but also form the same batch.
Only one poor cell can spoil al the fun, because the total voltage is quick on a critical limit, shutting the camera down.

Feb 15, 2014 | Nikon Coolpix L310

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The camera keeps turning on and off by itself

When your camera shuts off by itself, it has detected an error inside. Could be hardware failure, but also a software problem. So no use of switching it on again. Please when it shuts down again, wait till no memory access light is burning or flashing. Then remove the battery. The best thing before reinserting the battery is to charge it first. But if you are sure the battery is fully charged, wait a few moment before you reinsert the battery. Then when you have put in the battery switch on the camera.
When you remove the battery for a few moments, the camera will have a "cold" start. So the program that makes your camera work, start from scratch. As long as the battery is in the camera, the program in the memory does not change. That is why you should the battery.
If your camera has a hardware failure it won't be solved when you remove and reinsert the battery. If the switching on and of occurs while zooming, it could be the lens mechanism has a problem with the gear or motor. If this happens, you should visit a service centre, or buy a new camera.
Then it could be the battery is charged, but not powerful enough to do all tasks. If the camera detects the voltage is under a certain level, the camera also shuts down. If every time the flash has to charge, or the zoom or AF motor needs to work, the camera shuts down, it could be the battery is on its end of life. But for that you should look on the display. Most cameras do have a battery level indicator.

Feb 04, 2014 | FUJIFILM FinePix JX250 Digital Camera

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Battery not lasting more then 1 to 2 hrs and only about 6 to 8 pictures

The battery may be weakened, check if the battery is swollen, if it is then you need to replace the battery,
try cleaning the battery connecting terminals

Jun 17, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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I connected my d40 to the computer via USB and left it on. now it is not switching on. battery was at 2 bars.


have you tried recharging/replacing the battery?

Remove the battery & completely disconnect the camera from any cables. Now charge/replace the battery & try switching it on again. If it still fails to turn on & you have fully charged the battery then you should take it to a Camera shop for them to test. Alternatively, purchase a new battery to use in the camera.

Hope this helps

Dec 24, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Battery low indicator comes on even after new battery installed

I also have this problem. I put freshly recharged batteries in the DX3900 and the camera starts to turn on and reads the memory card (the green LED blinks) and then I notice that the in CAPTURE mode the lens does not extend out of the body housing. The top display shows a flashing low battery warning and after approx. 15 seconds, the camera shuts off with no function.

I have determined that the camera appears to have changed its low battery sense level as I have verified that the batteries are indeed fully charged by using a volt meter. If I have the camera in a warm environment, and do not have the LCD display on (removes a major power drain) the camera can be made to work for a short while. If I select the LCD to turn on, the extra drain seems to cause the camera's battery monitor to think that the battery voltage is too low and the camera shut down. I have yet to resolve this issue.

Aug 18, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare DX3900 Zoom Digital Camera

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Shuts off after turning on

Try changing out the batteries or charging the camera,also with a digital camera they will kill ordinary alkaline batteries I suggest using e titanium

Dec 25, 2008 | Fisher Price Fisher-Price L8341 Digital...

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When the camera is on it's base and plugged in you can view a slide show. when it is not plugged in you can not switch it on to view anything or take any pictures but the green light still works when you...


The camera's charge-couple device (CCD) within the camera must have suffered a short-circuit due to the sea water, rendering the imaging device damaged. As a result, the battery would drain pretty quick while its switched on.

Please take the camera to the nearest service center to have it repaired.



Jul 21, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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