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Batteries I have an old Optimus mini portable tv cat. no 16-176 it says use 4 AA alkaline batteries. I want to know if I can use rechargeable batteries and whick one would be the best to use with it? I had lost my tv for about 2 years and just found it. I will be getting a lot of use from it now but the batteries die too fast and I can't afford to keep buying them. Thanks for the help, Pat

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This isn't a solution but is a confirmation. Battery life in this camera is terrrible, especially with alkaline batteries. The rechargable NiMh batteries do better, but even there life is substandard. When setting up the camera on the munus, you have to choose a setting for either alkaline or NiMh batteries. This seems to have some effect.

I have found that with new alkalines, the camera will even shut down so fast that it leaves the lens extended. The only I could find to get the lens back in was to put in freshly recharged NiMh batteries, and then push the power button to close. Then the camera was back to its voracious "normal."

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Drain the old gas out of the tank to start with. Remove the water trap bowl at the bottom of the petcock, (gas valve). Any water or trash in the bowl? Dump it, clean it and re-mount it, ( not all bikes have a water trap bowl ).

Drain the carburetor. There should be a screw on the lower side of the carb float bowl. Remove the screw then replace it after the fuel drains. Turn the gas back on and wait a minute for the carb to fill with gas. Install a new stock NGK spark plug and try to start the engine. If the bike doesn't start and run properly then shut off the gas and remove the carburetor from the engine.

Remove the float bowl and clean the entire carb with a spray carb cleaner from the auto parts store. Wear protective goggles to avoid getting spray in your eyes. Spray into all the little airways and fittings in the carb. Remove the two screws on the outside throat of the carb and spray into the screw holes as well.
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Be sure to put these two screws back in the same hole they came out of. IMPORTANT > do not tighten these two screws down. Only screw these in until they LIGHTLY seat. Now turn each screw one and one half turns outward. Put the rest of the carb back together, clean the air filter and install the carb. Be sure the bolts are tight. INSTALL AN IN-LINE FUEL FILTER. Let the float bowl fill then start the engine. Set the idle speed with the idle screw. This process should get you back on the road.


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Probably this old chat may help you to resolve your problem.
From site:
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Kodak EasyShare C663 Specifications
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chrissy66 (12/10/2007)reply to this comment (by James DeRuvo - 12/12/2007)Sounds to me like your lens may have come out of alignment. Was it dropped recently? Since your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is have Kodak should fix it. If your camera is out of warranty, or if Kodak refuses to repair it for free, the one thing you can try is to try resetting the camera.

Kodak is also of the opinion that lens errors also occur when you use batteries not recommended by Kodak.

I recently chatted with a kodak specialist about this issue and he recommends changing your batteries to NiMh rechargeable batteries. These are the batteries that the camera is designed to use and using other types - like alkalines, can often cause the lens error to occur. If that doesn't work, then the camera indeed does need repair.

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hi i just to have silimar problem with old panasonic, kodak and polaroid cameras.

try to use Duracel alkalines, not the cheap ones with out alkaline those are for remotes and clocks. flashlights.

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