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Shuts off after turning on

Kids got these for x-mas and they worked great for the first 5 - 10 minutes and then they start shutting off as soon as you turn it on. Sometimes you can take out the batteries and put them back in and it will reset the camera. But then again it will work for 5-10 minutes and start shutting off again.

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  • tazmommy Dec 26, 2008

    We tried that. We bought brand new titanium batteries just for their cameras so they could use them right away. They only lasted a few minutes. Sometimes the low battery icon would flash on the camera screen before shutting off. We took out the batteries and tested them, and they were fine. Put them back in camera and it would work for a few minutes then just start shutting off again. We just decided to send them back.

  • katmonahan Dec 26, 2008

    same as other poster! Very frustrating!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. I put in new batteries and it worked fine for about 5 minutes. The camera would not stay powered on. After I replaced the batteries, I still could not get the power more than a few seconds. I am going to return where I purchased. Any suggestions on a different product childs camera? I was less than impressed.

  • goldold Dec 29, 2008

    We bought one for our grandson and I just received an e-mail from my daughter-in-law telling me that theirs is doing the same thing. Worked fine for about 1/2 hour but then keeps shutting off even when new batteries are used.

  • johnhagan Dec 29, 2008

    Bought two cameras for my kids for christmas and they just keep shutting off. I take batteries out and wait a few minutes and then put them back in, sometimes that works and other times it does not.I am not very happy with this problem and wish to be notified when there is a solution to this problem.

  • tammy686 Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem - I talked to customer service and all they said was that although the camera will hold 500 pictures in its memory, the batteries will only last for approximately 100. We are not real happy with this and considering taking it back, although my daughter LOVES the camera. Not sure if other brands work any better? Any experience with the VTech?

  • mtbikermike Dec 31, 2008

    Same exact thing -- started after about 14 pictures. I've replaced the batteries with new ones and it makes no difference at all. Is this just a product defect?

  • ronsmac Jan 02, 2009

    Purchased this camera for my granddaughter and have the same problem using the suggested batteries that are referenced in the documentation that came with the camera. She really enjoys taking pictures with the camera but it doesn't last long (maybe 6 pictures) before it shuts off.

  • tnscboy Jan 04, 2009

    My children, (boy and girl) recieved one of each color, and the pink one works like it is supposed to.  The blue one, however, exhibits the same problem you all are seeing, it will work for 5-10 minutes after a battery replacement, then it will shut off repeatedly.  Just so you know, they did make one or two that work fine...  I'll be trying to get a replacement.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. The camera just turns it self off after tacking about 8 pictures. The camera will start working again if I down load the 8 pic on High res, 16 pics on standard res. It seems to be a memory problem not a time of use problem.

  • tazmommy Jan 10, 2009

    I found the best "solution" was returning them to the store for a refund. (ha ha ha). Seriously though, my husband messed with the battery clips to make better contact and we still had problems with both cameras. (Although I noticed more trouble with the blue than the pink.) Also, the picture quality was horrible on both cameras, and we could not even switch the camera to high res. I think we just ended up with a couple of bad cameras.

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The problem is with the battery clips on top of the battery holder: Remove the batteries, slide the two metal clips out, bend the clips up slightly so they will make better contact with the clips inside the camera, slide the clips back in, put batteries back in - fixed, Also - do yourself a favoiur and buy Sanyo 'Eneloop' rechargeable batteries . . . you'll get hundreds of shots with these batteries in this camera.

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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

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