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Help please I'm having difficulty with my camera; it continues to tell me my batteries are exhausted but I know they're good. I can't get the screen to come on and I also get a message about no images marked for transfer. I have my usb cable in and that is the only time my camera will come on. can you help

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With my camera I have the choice of using AA batteries (which last for about half an hour of use) but I almost always plug in a rechargeable battery pack instead. The AA batteries inside the camera are apparently disabled while the cable from the external pack is plugged in.

Each recharge is normally good for well over a hundred pictures but I've occasionally gotten the "low battery" indicator much sooner than that. It's always turned out to be caused by poor contact at one end or the other of the external power cable.

It sounds like your camera is only getting power through the USB cable (which might or might not be enough for it). I'd say, start by rechecking the batteries themselves, making sure they're connected/inserted correctly and the contacts are clean, and making sure the external power jack hasn't become crudded up in some way so that it's cutting off the internal battery.

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