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A310 - Batteries Overheating - Will Not Power On

I used my camera on a Saturday and everything worked great. I looked at my pictures (via the camera) on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, I attempted to load my pictures onto my computer, but realized the camera itself was hot and would not turn on. I replaced the batteries with brand new ones and still the camera would not turn on. I let the camera sit for 5-10 minutes and made a third attempt to turn it on. The camera was still hot on the side where the batteries are located. I took out the batteries and they were so hot, I couldn't even hold them in my hand for a second. What is causing this? What is the solution?

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Re: A310 - Batteries Overheating - Will Not Power On

To make a battery hot some short circuit has to be there u can check it by connecting a wire to both ends of a battery and te battery will become hot in a minute . it is because when electrons get a easy wasy to travel from negative to positive it will travel in a great speed and due to this speed it will collide with other electrons and will make the battery or wire hot . this is the same principal of a fuse wire also when lot of current passes through a wire it gets hot and will be burned]] i think u have got the idea how a batter can get hot if u put the battery in the wrong side also this can happen to ur camera and if there is a short circuit or a wrong battery can also make it hot so check the manuel to find wich type of battery is needed for the camera

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Re: A310 - Batteries Overheating - Will Not Power On

At a guess incorrect battery type. These should be Ni-Cad or Ni-Ma rechargeables Alkaline batteries do not have to power and will over heat. Check your manual

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