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Battery error Every time I switch on my camera it tells me that the batteries are exhausted even though I have put in new batteries and then it switches itself off.

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Re: battery error

Clean the battery contacts in the top and bottom of camera- Come back if no go

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Why does my camera keep saying battery exhausted even when I change the batteries?

If batteries leaked in the camera the connections IN the camera may be dirty. Putting in a new battery takes care of the battery connection but not the camera connections. This is why it is very important to take out batteries when you are done taking photos. When you want to shoot again you put the batteries back in and set the time and date. You MAY be able to clean the connections with a pencil eraser. If you use a pencil eraser please blow out the dust from the eraser. If you are positive the camera then I cannot help you here.

Jul 20, 2014 | Nikon COOLPIX Digital Cameras

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My camera Nikon coolpix L21 . shows battory exhausted please give me solution.


Are you using rechargeable batteries? Even rechargeable batteries have a life span. If you get "Battery Exhausted" error, it means it is time to change the batteries for a new one.

I hope this helped you.

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Oct 22, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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My camera won't turn on even though it's fully charged

Hi there,

Is there no sign of any light from the camera when you turn it on? When was the last time you used that camera? If you have left the battery inside the camera for quite some time, then most probably, it got exhausted. Despite of being charged for hours, can you put back to the charger again and see if it gives a red battery charging indicator? If it gives a red light, then you may need to replace the battery pack.

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Dec 20, 2010 | Olympus FE-370 Digital Camera

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Even with new batteries, the screen says batteries exhausted on Coolpix L18. Sometimes by switching the position of the batteries, it turns on. (I'm not talking about changing the polarity...just changing...

Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, chances are that your camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

Oct 12, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

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My camera seems to be drawing energy from the batteries even when it is off because when I put brand new betteries in, within 72 hours they appear dead. I have the Canon SX10 IS. The camera is 10 months...

I have had the same issue. However, it is not draining the batteries, it is telling you the batteries are low even though they are not.
Sorry I don't have an answer though. I have checked batteries after the camera told me they were low/unusable and found them to be fine.

Oct 12, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

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Battery exhausted warning and eats new duracell without even starting!!

Actually I have this camera and one that didn't stay on without fresh batteries every few minutes was given to me to tinker with. It is a software problem and if you are patient and follow the directions exactly...a simple firmware upgrade should resolve this issue for you.
Go to:
Locate the blue box on the left that says QUICK LINKS and then click on FIRMWARE UPGRADES and locate your camera model. I hope this is helpful.

Oct 15, 2008 | GE A730 Digital Camera

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Camera does not switch on, even though new batteries have been put in it

Is the new battery fully charged?
You mean no lights at all even a quick blink on any other light when you switch it on?
Did you plug the battery in correct way? (I guess it wont fit if its the other way around :-) but there are batteries that doesn't have keyway and they fit exactly even if they are plugged in incorrectly meaning their connectors doesn't reach)

Contact the vendor or manufacturer of your camera if its still under warranty.

May 05, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Canon A95 "Change Batteries" problem!

I have this problem as well. I thought it was a problem with my NiMH batteries. So, I bought a volt meter to make sure the batteries worked. I have 8 AA NiMH batteries. I charged them all up and tested them with the volt meter. They were all good to go. However, no matter what I put in the camera one of two things happens:
1. I get the "change batteries" message.
2. I don't get the message, but the next time I check the camera (a few days later), one of them is totally drained.
Something is very wrong and I plan on contacting Canon.

Nov 30, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Try new good quality batteries.
i experienced this issue last night. Even after replacing the batteries i had the same problem though the batteries were from a very cheap pack & i'd had them a while. The camera worked fine once i'd recharged my normal batteries. I'm no expert but I expect switching the camera on must use much more power then review mode causing the camera to switch off before it has time to tell you your batteries are low.
Hope this solves your problem!

Sep 03, 2007 | Fuji FinePix S5200 / S5600 Digital Camera

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