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Batttery icon shows low battery even though new batteries are ins

The camera cut off after the icon flashes and the camera doesn't operate. I put new batteries in and had the same results. They are lithium good quality batteries

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  • pudynn Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem! Does anyone have any ideas what is causing this?

  • cdp7227 Feb 16, 2009

    I'll put in freshly charged batteries and it will barely turn on - immediately turning off again. I bought new batteries (non-chargeable) thinking that my rechargeables may be shot and I still have the same problem.

    I got advice to change a setting, but how can I do this when the camera won't even stay on long enough to get to the settings?


  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    after inserting new batteries with 12 hours charge it will indicate low battery

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    BATTERIES ARE NEW BUT THE CAMERA STILL SAYS BATTERY IS LOW

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I am not sure if this will address your problem but it is worth trying.

Make sure the record/playback mode switch is not in an intermediate position. Push it firmly all the way up. Also ensure that the mode button is not between clickstops. Then try to operate the camera

If that does not help, try the following. Take all the batteries out, including the lithium battery which keeps the clock going. Also take the SD memory card out. Leave the camera sit overnight.

Obtain new batteries - conventional alkaline AAs and a lithium type CR1220.

Next day, clean all the contacts for the AA batteries with a cotton-bud and contact cleaner or isopropyl alcohol. Let dry. Then insert the new lithium battery. Next insert the new AAs and try to turn the camera on.

If it works, insert the SD card. If it does not work then there is probably an internal problem and it should be serviced.

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