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I'm one of many who have had problems with the battery exhausted signal one gets with Nikon cameras, even sometimes with freshly charged batteries.

I have just discovered that for over a year the battery setting was on alkaline while I was using rechargeable NMH batteries. Could this have caused the problem? Can anything be done to fix this? My battery symbol sometimes tells me it is fully charged, yet seconds later I get the exhausted message.

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Yes. It sure could have caused the problem. You didn't say which Nikon camera you have, so consider this a general answer. NMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries are rechargeable and alkaline batteries are not. When your camera is set for rechargeable, the recharging circuit is activated when your camera is plugged into the wall outlet. When the camera is set to alkaline, the charging circuit is disabled. Therefore, if you had the camera set to alkaline and you used rechargeable batteries, you batteries were never getting charged. Since your NMH batteries were in a discharged state, your camera gave you correct information.

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Actually I have this camera and one that didn't stay on without fresh batteries every few minutes was given to me to tinker with. It is a software problem and if you are patient and follow the directions exactly...a simple firmware upgrade should resolve this issue for you.
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pls call canon it may be linked to this problem ur model is different i know but i think problem is same and they are responsible for that repairs

http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/COOLPIX-L16-L18-Service-Advisory.page

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Did you ever find a solution for this? I'm having the same problem.

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