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Hello, I continue to get a "batteries depleted": message after a few minutes even after I install new AA lithium batteries. Can you suggest anything to assist me?

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Make sure the batteries are put in the proper way.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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    Also try 4 alkaline batteries just to see if it is the camera or the lithium batteries.

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