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Batteries My camera will not stay on over 30 minutes before batteries are completely dead.I just purchased it two days ago.I have spent over 20.00 in new batteries and the problem does not go away.What is wrong with it?Also I have a universal AC Adapter and do not know how to figure the polarity on My vivi5385 nor can I find in writing in the manual wether it is (+or-)or(-or+).Canb someone please answer this.I do not want that to be the only way I have to take pictures either. Thanks

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Re: Batteries

If the batteries you are refering to are not rechargables,I suggest you buy a pair of rechargable batteries.

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