Question about Nikon Cameras
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.
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Battery Problem
I figured out the problem. My AA battery recharger was not making good contact, so although it said the batteries were recharged, this was not the case. After fixing this and getting full recharges, the problem went away.
Posted on Aug 31, 2005
SOURCE: clock battery won't recharge
Change to Ni-Mah rechargeables at the highest capacity you can find. If still in trouble it will suggest the internal battery has died - and a replacement is a repair job which will be pricey if feasible So just live without that feature.
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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.
Go to: http://www.general-imaging.com/us/firmware.html
Locate the blue box on the left that says QUICK LINKS and then click on FIRMWARE UPGRADES and locate your camera model. I hope this is helpful.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
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
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Did you ever find a solution for this? I'm having the same problem.
Posted on Jan 02, 2012
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