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The main batter will not hold its charge when left in the camera.

I have 2 batteries that I rotate through the camera, keeping a freshly chrged one in my camera bag. Lately the freshly charged battery, either one, will lose its charge while in the camera. The camera is in the off position. It will lose its charge when not being used for a couple of days. When I switch to a fresh battery it shows a full charge, the camera performes normally, but will lose its charge when not being used. The chaged battery will hod its charged as long as it is not in the camera. It seems as though the comera, is slowly depleting the batter, even though it is in the off position.

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After 12 months use camera batteries will not hold a true charge, but they can still be used for clocks, or remotes. Buy new ones. We all have the same problem.

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