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Batteries are going dead within 5 min

I have a Fuji Film 3800. I am using rechagable batteries and ever time I put a new set of batteries I can only use it for about 5 min or less before it goes dead again. Can you help me.

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Re: Batteries are going dead within 5 min

What type of rechargables are you using? Ni-Cad are reputed to have a 'memory' so that if recharged whilst not fully run down this is accumulated so that only the new bit of charge is 'active'. So-put the batteries in a torch and leave it on until the batteries are completely flat, then recharge. And/or get a couple of sets of Ni-Mah rechargeable and a suitable charger and start afresh.

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Battery drained within a few pictures but over a weeks time. camera is shut off between uses

Rechargeable batteries will degrade the more you use it. Their maximum capacity will always decrease the older the battery is. So if the camera is over 2 years old, the battery probably can't hold much of a charge anymore. Also, the battery will discharge even when the device may not be on.

My recommendation would be get a new battery. It doesn't hurt to have another one lying around, and there are usually Fuji compatible batteries you can buy that will not cost quite as much as an original.

Thanks for reading and good luck.

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My fuji finepix S2 pro camera can not turn on when i put 2 cr batteries into its grip, when i remove 2 cr batteries it's turn on and work but i can't using flash, error no cr batteries found. Please show...

This is an old post but if you haven't found your solution yet here is the solution.
The Fuji FinePix S2 Pro uses two sets of batteries one set located in the camera body grip and another set in the battery grip itself. If you are experiencing the problem you are then the batteries in the camera body are dead and need replacement. here is a diagram. Replacing the batteries in the camera body require removing the grip.


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I put new batteries in and it still says battery dead. is there a battery within the camera also

silly question, but have you tried different fresh batteries? sometimes batteries go dead in the store, especially if they are cheap batteries. try another fresh set.

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Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

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Flash setting doesn't work

Does your camera gave a small battery in place somewhere that is used to maintain the date and time settings? (it is generally a watch battery type small flat silver disk.) You should not have to reset time and date after each battery change.

Many digital cameras eat up batteries quickly, especially when using the flash alot., that is why it is important to use good quality rechargeables whenever possible.

Jun 19, 2009 | Fuji FinePix 3800 Digital Camera

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Have you tried a set of alkalines? They hold slightly more charge than rechargables. Also, your rechargables can go dead really, really fast. I use 'em but I always keep a set of alkalines handy, just 'cuz.

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So picture

I have the same problem with my 3800. Turning into the sun will make it come on, put after you use it for a long time it will not come on at all until you let it set for awhile. This sounds like a design defect which Fuji should address!!!!

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