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Batteries are used up too quickly.

My Polaroid a530 is using batteries way too fast- I've used 3 sets of batteries in about one week- since Christmas. Is it supposed to use them that fast?

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I've had that very same problem with it, too. I'd recommend a couple of things for it.

A) Try to take fewer photos that require a flash as that REALLY drains the batteries, and

B) Try installing a memory card for your photos. I got one that was about $10 at WalMart, and I'm not sure WHY, but it seems to have made the camera drain less quickly.

Also, if you download pictures from your camera to your PC, unplug it right after you download. For some odd reason, leaving it plugged into my computer has seemed to make the batteries weak as well.

Finally, I'd just get a big, cheap package of AAAs (Ray-o-vac tends to be the cheapest.) from WalMart or wherever, because this is just a cheap camera, and I guess when all is said and done, you get what you pay for. :P

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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