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Kodak Z712IS-batteries die so quickly

I'm using the Kodak rechargeables...just put new ones in 3 days ago...already the camera won't even stay on long enough for the zoom lens to move out...Don't know what to do now....bought this camera less than one year ago.... I have the same "Problem" too, because this camera needs KODAK Klic-8000 LI-ION Batteries. It does not work fine with regular rechargeables batteries, usally you will get the same poor performace that you are describing with regular batteries. But there is a BIGGER problem, i bought a chinese Klic-8000 on ebay and my z712 don't even turn on, the battery its OK, because i had test it with a multimeter and it's holding good energy. I have read here, in another post, that some one have this problem too, i don't know if this guy bought a chinese battery or a ORIGINAL Kodak battery, but seems that even with this kind of batteries you can have problems too. I will try a 1800 mAh CRV3 battery, i hope that it arrives in this week from China, if you wish, i can tell you if this battery is good enough to take a decent number of pictures.

NOTE: Sorry if my english is not good enough, i'm from Mexico.

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  • Dober Jan 12, 2009

    Now i'm trying a 1800 mAh CRV3 chinese battery, and it works fine. I really don't know if my Klic-8000 from china it's defective but i have heard that some users have problems too with the Klic-8000 in a Z712 camera.



    Thanks for your help.

  • babasahib Feb 09, 2009

    I put a new battery in my recent bought Z712 in less than 10 seconds the camera will turn off. I am unable to enjoy the camera. Is there a solution?

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You can't really get around the fact that digital cameras create a heavy strain on batteries. rechargables are the only way to go with them. now about the chinese battery. the voltage may be fine but that is not under load (being in the camera during operation) so it's deceptive about the voltage.

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SOURCE: Bought the Kodak Klic-8000 battery

Put a small piece of two sided tap in the grove, about 2 x 2 x 1 mm and see it it slides the switch completely, don't remove tap from the outerside.

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