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Even with new batteries and they go dead before I take 3 pictures

Purchased new April 08, worked fine for aproximately 40 to 60 photos, or aproximately 5 months.

Went to use it and the batteries were dead.

I decided to purchased an "Energizer Charger" model # CHDC7 and replacement Energizer rechargable Batteries Type - AA, 2500mAh.

I installed the new batteries (correctly), and immediately I was able to take 3 photos with in 5 minutes after installing them, and then the battereis were dead, the camera would not work.

I charged up the new batteries per instructions with charger, then reinstalled the batteries in camera, again immediately, I took 4 photos (just trying it out to see if it worked), and again the batteries went dead after the fourth photo was taken.
I recharged, reinstalled again, and was able to take 3 photos..then they were dead again....

I purchased just plain regular AA type batteries, and I can not get the camera to take but only one or two photos..and the batteries are dead..

Point is: Any type battery I use the batteries go dead within 1 to 4 photos and I do have the batteries installed correctly (+ / - ).

The energizer batteries were also installed correctly in the charger (+/-).

Note: I have used the energizer batteries in another camera (Olympus) and the batteries work fine..and I can take many photos.

I have been using the Olympus camera because the Photosmart M547 that I purchased ...is not so smart...it just doesnt work..

Disappointed & Dis-satisified with it completely.

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Yes, there is definitely a fault with your camera.  You should be able to return it for a replacement.  I wouldn't experiment too much with batteries in this camera. batteries discharging this quickly are likely to overheat, causing unmentionable catastrophe.

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