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Eating up battery power

I just found out through this site I have that CCD problem but I also put fully charged batteries in my camera and when I go to use it they are dead!! I have to chargers and 3 sets of batteries and it keeps happening coincidently this has happened when the ccd thing started!

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Re: Eating up battery power

Please eject camera battery and clean with a pin your battery tip in your camera with care fully.

Hope its helpful to you

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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ylu1 writes:
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1.Try turning the camera off, then take out the battery.

2.Then replace the fully charged battery back in and turn the camera on but donot take any pictures.

3.Go to the menu of your camera and activate the CCD cleaning, which willactivate mirror lockup.

4.You will hear a mirror lock up/half exposure cycle sound.

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6.Now place the lens back over the camera and turn the camera off.

7.You will hear the mirror unlock itself, then the camera will shut down.

8.Now turn the camera back on and start taking pictures.

This worked for me and my camera started taking better pictures; however, thesame problem came up again when I let the camera sit too long with a deadbattery. So I repeated the procedures and my camera is back.

My advice is never leave a completely dead battery in the camera. Alwaysstore fully charged batteries in the camera.


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