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What is draining my batteries? They only last a day. I have tried different brands but nothing works longer than a day even if I do not use the cmaera

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Unfortunately there is no single, easy answer to this problem. Most likely it is an electrical short of some type but the real problem comes in finding where that short is. Are you experiencing any other problems or noticed any other changes in the behavior of the camera?

To be perfectly honest this camera is a fantastic model (I have dealt with many of them and have a deep respect for most Fuji cameras) but it does have a few years behind it now. Not that every older piece of technology should be tossed away but it may be time to consider a newer model (if you can). I also noted that there are many for sale on the various auction sites for extremely low prices, if you really want to stay with the same model.

You could take it in for service to have them locate the short but the cost of this is prohibitive based on the price of a used camera (as mentioned above) or a current model.

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I would recommend against using any of the older NiCAD batteries, however.

The newer (and - BY FAR - more efficient) standards is NiMH batteries. (Nickel Metal Hydride.)

I used to be an Energizer fan myself... But as I worked in electronics retail, I tried many different brands of batteries with our products. I actually hated Duracell because of the crap quality of their older product lines.

But eventually, I had to grudgingly admit that Duracell batteries were far superior to any other brand currently on the market. (No less expensive, however. Pretty much the same price.)

I use the 15-minute charger currently available from Duracell. It cost about $30, but it comes with 4 AA batteries with a rating of 2400 mAh.

This rating is basically what determines how much of a charge the battery can hold. The higher the rating, the longer the battery will last.

I also bought an extra pack of 4 AA's while I was at it. I bought all of this for my digital camera. (Canon S3 IS.) The batteries in the extra pack had a higher rating of 2650 mAh.

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Perhaps you've had bad luck with Duracell before, but so did I. I'm still not too fond of their alkaline batteries, either. Perhaps you should consider giving the Duracell rechargeables a try?

Click HERE to see the product I bought on Best Buy's site. (I bought mine at Walmart, however.) It is the 15-minute charger system. It works with both AA's and AAA's. (I had to really inspect the device after I bought it to see how it recharges AAA's though. But it works great.) It actually does charge in 15 minutes, too. Every time. It's so powerful in fact that it uses a fan to cool the batteries while it's charging. Now that's awesome. :)

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Click HERE to see this spiffy guide. It actually contains excellent information.

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