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Batteries I have a Gateway DC-M40 camera. The batteries drain very fast and the situation keeps on getting worse. Yesterday I loaded a fresh set of batteries & they drained to 25% within hours & I had not taken a single picture & the camera was OFF all trhe time.

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Re: Batteries

Regular alkaline batteries do not last very long in this camera due to the high current demands of the flash. I recommend using either the Energizer lithium batteries or a type labeled specifically for digital cameras. Yes they cost more, but will last much longer.

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