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Battery life is poor or fails to charge sufficiently

Hi there, I was wondering whether anybody might be aware of this problem and how to rectify this issue with this camera. It seems that the life/recharge nature of the integral Lithium battery is extremely poor/non-existent. Is there a way around this by substituting the original supplied battery with a more robust and reliable compatible camera battery alternative. Or is it a problem with the recharger or is it a problem with the camera itself. I realise that the camera is (1) inexpensive and (2) is now out of date but was wondering how might it be possible to (1) ascertain where the problem is and (2) what is required to solve this problem without having the resort of buying another camera. Thanks for any help or suggestions offered.

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  • BoxBrownie1 Sep 03, 2007

    It is apparent that you can obtain the equivalent replacable batteries (Fuji NP-60) but would also require an external charger which increases the cost considerably

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You can try other lithium batteries. If no luck and your camera is over 3 years old you may just have to buy a new one. The old ones cost as much or more to repair than the price of a new one. Then you could try Amazon for new/refurbished/used ones. I use Consumer Reports to get ratings on all products I buy. You may want to try that.

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