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After installing multiple sets new alkaline batteries (that get used in other things, after trying), why does it prompt for insertion of new batteries?

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Use only alkaline or nimh please charge them before even it is mentioned that they are ready to us this applies only to rechargeable batteries
check the camera with a/c adapter if it has a provision
check the batteries you a used on another camera this will indicate a battery problem or a camera problem
open the memory card door there is a small switch , ensure it is not dis engaged this will prompt the camera to turn off

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Not all new batteries are good, try another set

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How do i findthe image in the LCD monitor, i hove no problems until now, i own a power shot A470.


Always charge batteries before using it for the first time, or if you have not used it for a long period. 3 months is a very long period.
Always charge sets of batteries (2 or 4) together.
Do not use alkaline batteries unless it is absolutely necessary. In some cases, alkaline batteries may have a shorter service life than NiMH. Alkaline battery performance is limited, especially at low temperatures. The use of NiMH batteries is recommended.
Never use manganese (Zinc-Carbon) batteries in electronic devices.
These batteries are only to be used in flash lights.

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I received this camera a few years ago as a gift. I used the batteries that came with the camera but when they died I put in new alkaline batteries and ever since the camera has been stuck with a message...


you might have cooked it..... fresh alkaline batteries carry a voltage of about 1.7v.
try turning it on/off multiple times to see if it will clear the fault.

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Brand new right outta the box and i've put batteries in them and neither one will turn on. so i ask is there some sort of trick or am i doing something wrong? i cant see this being a complex problem.


  • No, there is no shipping tabs to pull or anything like that. Just put 3 AAA batteries in and turn on. The only thing on your end is maybe you are using old batteries. Batteries on the shelf can go bad. Especially for those of us that keep some stored for emergencies. If you have tried installing a fresh set of 3 AAA ALKALINE (you might try a different set than the first ones) batteries in your radios and still get no response then you will have to return them. I am suggesting new ALKALINE batteries because it is odd that both radios malfunction right out of the box.

  • No batteries are supplied with this radio but a NiMH upgrade was offered separately at a cost. Should you be using this make sure a real good charge is on that battery first.


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  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards,Tony

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My Zojirushi BBCC-S15 works even though the window blinks 8:00. Why is a battery needed?


Some automatic breadmakers have a place for inserting batteries.

The intent is to create a memory back-up for two things:

1: The digitally-displayed clock setting, and
2: Personalized program settings you save to the machine to perform again later.

Now you're not required to install or replace the batteries in your breadmaker unless you desire these settings to be maintained long after the breadmaker is unplugged.

And, if you do decide to install or replace the batteries be certain to use alkaline-grade or better.

But be forewarned though: Breadmaker clocks don't adjust for DST (Daylight Saving Time)

Hope this helps!

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My batteries dont last long. I put in new batteries and after only maybe one hour of use i get the change battery prompt.


Battery life really depends on a lot of things the amount of use you are giving the LCD screen, the temperature you are using the camera in meaning the colder it is the shorter the battery life, not all batteries are created equal and most "no name" brands are lacking in staying power. Your camera is able to work with rechargeable batteries Ni-MH AA's will last at least three times the length of the Alkaline types. You can buy a set of four rechargeable batteries with their charger fairly inexpensively and will pay for themselves very quickly because you can keep charging them.

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The camera(Fujifilm Finepix AX 250) says that the life of brand new, never used LR6 AA Alkaline batteries is gone in 10 min-1hour, when the batteries have plenty of life left. The camera takes 2 AA LR6...


A search of the Fujifilm website provided no answers. Try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera first with a pencil eraser and then with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. Also, I would switch to 3 or 4 sets of rechargeable batteries. That way, you always have a fresh set ready and you'll save money in the long run.

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Camera not operating - cannot take picture


alkaline batteries?
please try lithium crv3 or lithium aa's, it may really do that even with a new set of alkaline aa's
if you're using ni-mh, make sure it's recharged and if it is, and it's still doing the same thing.. note that most ni-mh's life span is 300 charging cycles. if you barely use the rechargeable batteries, they can still deteriorate through time. if the rechargeable batteries are new, or say 6 month's old - that means the cam actually needs a repair

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Battery empty


Are you using Lithium batteries?

I have seen other brand digital cameras do the same thing with new alkaline batteries.

Lithium batts are more expensive, but they outlast several sets of alkalines, so they actually end up costing less, compared to usage.

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Battery Issue


Try using alkaline batteries - they last longer. Are you still having the same problem now?

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"Change Batteries" message come on even with new alkaline batteries


I ran into the "change batteries" problem once, and I'm pretty sure it happened because I left the camera in my unheated basement and then tried to use it in a warm room. The problem had absolutely NOTHING to do with the actual batteries: I tried multiple good sets, including brand new alkalines. I can think of 3 possible explanations, starting with the least likely: there could be a component or multiple components that are particularly sensitive to temperature. Note that you can take a room temperature camera outside in zero degrees and it will take many minutes, if not hours, for the internal stuff to get really cold. Thermal shifts cause different materials to expand or contract at different rates. It's possible that the change in temperature when going from one environment to another messes with alignment or electrical contacts: when things get back to equilibrium, problem goes away. Most likely: condensation. Something was unhappy internally until the condensation dried up, then the camera was happy again. I only had the problem once, but I don't leave the camera in the basement anymore.

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