Question about Fuji FinePix S602 Zoom Digital Camera
The camera shuts down with fresh NiMh batteries installed. Can't get more than 10 pics before it just shuts off. Tried several different batteries, all rechargables and same result. This camera didn't always do this. Used to work for hours with no problem.
The battery cover shorting isssue is well known and can short a battery, but it would seem unlikely that it will deplete them that fast, as it takes about a day to do so with a fresh battery pack.
Instead, I would suggest you have a close look at your battery compartment contacts. NiMH batteries can leak when they get old, which can cause contact corrosion. Once you get corrosion the voltage can drop below the cutoff point and voilà, short battery life syndrome. Cleaning the contacts with an eraser or, if really bad, with some fine sandpaper should solve this problem.
If you don't use your camera a lot, remove the rechargeables at least once a month to recharge them and put them back in to keep the backup battery recharged. If they feel greasy they are leaking, discard them. NiMH batteries, whether used up a lot or not rarely last more than a few years.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
Hi this is a common problem for the s602z n is shorting on the battery cover. It is easly fixed. Search the net n there is a bloke here in Australia with the solution on his own fuji website.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
No. Better batteries help some.
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
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