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Camera battery is dead and was just bought a week ago

After replacing the primary battery a few months back, I tried to use the camera and both the flash and the camera would not work. I replaced the flash batteries with new ones, but it still would not work either on or off the camera. I replaced the camera battery and strength test button indicated a strong power source. However, a week later I tried to use the camera and the test button gave no beeps at all, and I know that my previous batteries have lasted at least a year before needing replacement. I have checked all contacts and other parts and can find no reason why it should not work.

Any help will be appreciated.

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  • rosaurel Jun 23, 2008

    my ae1 was out of use for a few years. It had the old battery on. I tried to reuse her ands changed battery. After that it worked fine. But the next day it was discharged. I changed it over but after HOURS it was again discharged. Can you help me please?

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If the contacts have been cleaned in the battery chamber, check the lower contact post - it's spring loaded and often gets stuck and doesn't make good contact with the battery. A little WD40 usually will free it up. Your batteries are probably still good.

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