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Batteries die My batteries in my Nikon Coolpix L3 die within a few moments when i shut the camera off and am not using it.  This is not a battery issue..... this is a camera should not even be drawing power when it is shut off!  Batteries are dead within 30 minutes.

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Hello; Same as tbeartusk on my coolpix L3 Nikon
Batts exhausted within 30 Min. and screen says Batteries "exhausted"

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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have you tryed rechargeable batterys on it. thats something to try for a start.

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My nikon coolpix L3 has always been a good little camera...but now I get the "battery exhausted" message, and it shuts off everytime I try to use it...yes, I've put in new batteries:)

Cameras are notorious for being picky about batteries. The problem is usually how much current they are providing.

What I've done and had other do is goto a store that had a decent return policy. Buy a charger and battery set with NiMh batteries rated at over 2000 mah (higher the better). Charge them up then test out the camera with them. If it fixes it then u know thats the problem.

I've seen this fix camera problems where way more expesive duracells didnt even hold up.

Aug 26, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

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Batteries die

have you tryed rechargeable batterys on it. thats something to try for a start.

Jun 10, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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Dead batteries

Make sure you have the menus set the way you want.
This is important because these settings will control the camera and the flash as well.

Aug 23, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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Make sure you have the internal menu for the battery selection correct.
Choosing the wrong battery may cause this.

Rechargeable batteries and alkaline batteries are not the same.

This may also be a condition and problem caused by the camera itself, and may need repair.

Sep 08, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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My Nikon Coolpix L3 camera won't power up. I've checked the batteries and they're okay. I've tried connecting it to the PC with the USB cable, but still nothing. The last time I used it was about 6 weeks...

This camera will not run from the usb. It needs batteries or an adapter. Some small digital blister pack kind of cameras can run from the usb power from the computer or other source.
Make sure you have full charged batteries.
Take the batteries out, and check for corrosion inside the battery compartment. If any is there, clean and try again.
Take care,

Jun 29, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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Dropped my coolpix L3 in the water

Probably no fix possible. If it was salt water, it is done. If it was normal clean water, you may still have a slight chance to get it going. Remove the batteries, and let it sit on a shelf for a couple weeks, that is to let it dry. Then put in the batteries and see what happens. You soon will know.If you have the patience, it may be better to take the back cover off, making a note of where the screws came from, to remember when putting together. Then let it dry for a few days.

Mar 09, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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Nikon coolpix 2100 camera won't stay on

I've been having problems with the batteries and the camera refusing to start even with fresh batteries. I bought loads of new rechargable batteries and have finally found some that work. Duracell rechargables. Theyr'e brilliant and keep their charge for ages despite continuous use of the camera! Last summer I managed to take 975 photos before the batteries finally decided to give up!

Jan 27, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 2100 Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix L3 thinks batteries are dead

I think this was a firmware fault on some cameras. Check with Nikon to see if there is a new firmware for your particular camera. This can be downloaded free of charge and uploaded to the camera via USB.

Jan 04, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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My camera wont turn on

First thing I would look at are your batteries. Chances are, you may be using batteries which aren't recommended for your camera. Use alkalines at least. Even better, batteries with a higher mAh - like around 2500mAh would satisfy the higher power requirements of your camera.

Another option is to reset your camera. This is a fairly easy procedure which involves either going into your setup menu and choosing "reset," holding down the menu key for 5 seconds, or, removing the batteries for a few minutes. It may be that the firmware loading got corrupted and the camera just needs to be "rebooted," which is something that turning it on/off won't accomplish. But after which, you should have the camera reset to factory default settings.

Another tip is to go to Nikon's website and look for firmware updates. Download and install them.

Dec 01, 2007 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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Camera will not power on

Your camera is still covered by nikon warranty you need to send to them for warranty work.

Sep 02, 2007 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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