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Battery Problems My Batteries, (new and in good condition) go suddenly flat without any warning, showing fully charged one minute then no power at all the next. I have used the batteries in my other D60 without any problem. Oh, and the same thing happens if I use the AA magazine with AA cells.

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Re: Battery Problems

This suggests a major short circuit. Check the the battery contacts in the chamber are clean and not obstructed. Then post this query to the Canon Technical Help team

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My battery is fully charged but when i turn the camera on it shuts right back off

SOunds like your battery is bad. try discharing it :
  1. Place the battery in your camera until it itself turns off. In this situation, the battery is fully discharged.
  2. Take out your battery and slide it into your battery charger.
  3. Connect your charger with power to fully charge the battery. It is normal for a new battery that battery indicator shows 100% capacity in 10 to 15 minutes. Please keep charging until there is no time left for charging.
  4. Fully charged and fully discharged or "cycled" as much as five times to condition them into performing at full capacity.
Try it and see if it works? If the batteries are not rechargeable then the problem is in the cameras power supply and you need to take it in or replace it.

Jun 13, 2010 | Sanyo VPC-T1060 Digital Camera

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Camera comes on for 2 seconds and shuts off. battery charged and good condition

Here are the steps for no power problems: 1. Clean the battery contacts. a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth. b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera. Please make sure that you are installing a fresh/ fully charged battery c. Turn the camera on. 2. Without the memory card, turn your camera on. (If it works then it?s your memory card that is faulty) 3. Please test with the a different battery If you do not have access to another battery Try these steps instead: Please take the battery out of the camera. b. Insert the charger into the unit from the main socket and turn the camera on. If the camera works you will need to replace the battery. If you camera doesn?t switch on you will need to order a no power repair with KODAK or a new cable.

Jan 20, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare M863 Digital Camera

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Camera suddenly stopped working--an error message flashed, then camera shut off-put new battery in--nothing happens. (kodak c360)

Usually when the camera shows an error mgs. it needs a repair
However Here are the steps:

1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.Pls. use lithium batteries Ni-Mh or rechargeable Batteries (2000 M.Amp or higher).
2. Clean the battery contacts.
a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera
3. Without the memory card,turn on your camera.

Contact KODAK:

Nov 23, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C360 Digital Camera

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Kodak Easy Share z712 IS not detecting charged battery

I have the exact same camera almost a year too. It is a total "swinka" on batteries. About 10-15 shots on super ni-cads, and quits without warning.

A pair of Energizer 7X gave me near 500 shots. Much cheaper but still ...

So 4 months ago I bought a charger and 2 rechargeables. Charge one while using the other one.
I may get 70-90 shots per charge on these lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, without flash.

Testing the batteries without a load doesn't really tell you anything.
What's the reading? Should be well over 4 volts when fully charged. Mine show 4.2V

Jul 24, 2009 | Kodak Digital Cameras

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False low battery warning

Same thing happened to me when I used alkaline batteries. Have you tried fully charged NiMH? If not you may have a "leak". Your next option is the service center.

Jun 27, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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Camera Powers Off Either When Powered On, Or Shortly After

In the cameras menu try finding the reset feature. once it is reset test it out also check to see if the cameras flsh is working if it is and then the batteries are dead then it has a bad flash compasitor because it has to charge up and release the charge to the flash but if the compasitor nevr fully charges it keeps tring to charge it and the batteries drain fast. It can be repaired. Hope this helps.

Mar 12, 2008 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

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Using rechargable battery with new camera for the first time

If you are using a rechargeable battery, yes you should fully charge it before you use the camera for the first time. Rechargeable batteries are normally supplied without a charge from the factory, but not always. Fully charged batteries may be in storage for a long time before the camera is purchased and unlike modern dry cells, rechargables will not hold a charge for years.

Fully charge your battery, then run it until it has completely exhausted. If you plan to put the camera in storage at some point in the future, always recharge the battery every couple of months or so, to keep it in good condition.

Of course make sure the supplied battery is in fact rechargeable and not a lithium which should not be recharged.
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Mar 11, 2008 | Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera

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