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Displays "low battery" always


no matter if the batteries are new alkaline or rechargeable, camera shuts down and displays "low battery"-very frustrating! Peggy

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  • Brooke32 Dec 22, 2007

    Mine does the same thing - I can maybe get 4-5 pictures taken, then the batteries die. I have 4 rechargeables and always have to have two in my pocket...so I can get another 4-5 pictures. What a pain!!

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    Have the same problem, bought new batteries the same, got a lithiminm pack the 4 or 5 picture only

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    I have the same problem, ive bought so many batteries for this camera, as soon as i put tem in and take 1 shot it says i have low battery!! I took it to the store i bought it from, as i bought it 2 years ago, and have hardly used it there is nothing they can do for me. They have suggested i put it into repair and then they will bill me for this, cost unknown!! He said it may be a fault? I have decided to cut my loses and buy another camera, as the repairs can cost anything from £100 >

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    Same problem---very frustrating

  • Rubarbaru May 11, 2008

    I have the same problem - it worked well for two years and then it started. Every time I put in new batteries, whether rechargeable or not, they don't even last an hour before shutting down due to 'low battery'.  It is very frustrating has rendered the camera unusable.

  • carwash444 Jun 02, 2008

    After 15 minutes of use the batteries show as being low. When put into other equipment they run just fine.

    I have tried a variety of differnt kinds of battteries and nothing helps.

    I suspect a mechanical problem of some sort.

  • tlwarren Oct 21, 2008

    My problem started a month ago, out of no where it started. Brand new hi-capacity digital Duracell.

  • th13 Nov 06, 2008

    same problem and yes I am using energizers 2500 mah.

  • vastvarietie Nov 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. I've bought so many battery!!! I can't even take a picture before it says low battery!!!

  • reinamaria Nov 19, 2008

    I've used the energizer and Duracell lithium batteries and nothing has worked. I even cleaned the inside of the battery holder and nothing has helped.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I would recharge the samsung batteries it came with and it would still display low batteries and shut off. I bought new energizer batteries and fully charged them, but when I put them in the camera the battery symbol stills displays low and the camera shuts off.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    As others seem to confirm there is a problem with the camera I feel. Mine just this week was taken out ready for holiday. Showed low battery warning and switched off in 10 seconds. Recharged batteries. Same message and close down. Bought new rechargables with higher rating. Same result. Tried the reserve 'normal' type batteries that charge tester said were fully charged. Same result. Now regret throwing out old rechargables!! Am now going to try the camera shop to see if they have the optional mains lead at hand. That will see if the camera will work at all! Obviously since the camera now costs half of 30 months ago when I bought it it does not justify a repair or return to Samsung for service as will be far more than buying another camera.

    Regards

    Dave

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    same problem. I kindda guess its related to memory card.While i used original card everything was fine, but after two years upgraded to bigger one, and problems started. Seems i just throw away and stay away from Samsung. Well done lads!!

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have the exactly same problem, however I am using the Energizer 2500mAh rechargable batteries and the camera is still dead. I don't think I will ever buy from Samsung ever again

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Camera reads low battery.I take 3-4 shoots the camera shutsdown.real nice!!!!!!!

  • preppyj03 Apr 26, 2009

    I've taken very good care of mine and I'm having the same problem. Fresh batteries out of a pack and it turns on, says "low battery," and shuts off. It went dead on me during my trip to CA - very disheartening. Unfortunately, from what I've been told, it will cost more to fix the problem than just buy a new camera... although nobody seems to know exactly what the problem is... just that there's a problem reading the batteries. I will probably never buy a Samsung again - especially when I compare this problem to the age of the camera and the original price I paid. NOT worth my hard earned money.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with the camera reading low battery and shutting of before I can take 3 or 4 pictures. I have tried several different types of batteries both disposable and re-chargeable. I wish there was a way to get this problem resolved. I have already replaced this camera due to frustration. I would be interested in fixing it if possible. It was always a nice camera.

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I had exactly this problem and found the solution - I was using the wrong type of batteries.

You might be doing the same so what you need to do is check to see what mAh the batteries you're using. I was using Energizer rechargables with 1300mAh when the camera stopped working and switched to 2500mAh rechargables (on the advice of a friend) as a last desperate attempt to get it to work and it solved my problem. I got 2500mAh Energizer rechargables and would advise the same but you should go for batteries with at least 2100mAh.

I hope this helps some people :)

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THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION, BUT i FOUND THAT WHEN IT SHUTS OFF JUST SWITCH IT BACK ON AGAIN, YOU CAN TAKE 3 OR 4 MORE THEN SHUTS OFF AGAIN. SWITCH ON AGAIN AND GET A FEW MORE. THIS WAY I GET ALMOST 50 SHOTS PER SET OF BATTERIES, NO MATER THE MAKE. iT'S A GOOD CAMERA, i JUST THINK IT HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE BATTERY LEVEL SENSOR. HOPE THIS HELPS

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I can't understand why, but my A7 instantly shuts down with fresh alkaline batteries, two of which supply just over three volts. Install NiMh batteries which total only 2.8 volts and the darn thing works. On the other hand, my Olympus uses four batteries and works fine with alkalines, but if I use the rechargeable NiMh batteries it will only take a few pics before the batteries get too low to power it. Very confusing.

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Make sure the batteries are all the same brand sometimes that helps but it does sound like theres a problem with the camera itself, If the batterys good then it means its not holding a charge maybe take it too a camera expert-depending on what is wrong with it, It might be cheaper to buy a new camera than get it fixed.

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