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Keeps saying to change batteries

My camera keeps saying change batteries even when new ones are out in. It won't even go on as it is thinking the batteries are dead. Do I need to replace that other CR1220 battery? It worked fine for the longest time and now I don't know what to do.

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  • Reesyboy Dec 02, 2007

    I've a similar problem - when I power the camera up it keeps telling me I need new batteries before turning itself off (even when fresh batteries with loads of juice are inserted). I find that if I shake it, the power dies so I think the problem may be a loose connection as a consequence of having dropped it. I am hoping to take mine apart & see whether I can fix it. If I do I'll let you know. Don't hold your breath, it might take me a while! Simon

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I have replaced batteries with new ones and the camera still says to replace batteries and shuts down.



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It occurred lately with reloadable NiMh-batteries.
When I put in some alkaline batteries I had no problem.
I cleaned the contact surfaces of the NiMh-batteries and the contact surfaces in the camera. Up till now I have had no problems.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008


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