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Battery drains quickly

I have a canon a630 and using rechargeable NiMh 2300 mAh batteries, the batteries drain after 15-20 shots. Please suggest

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"It shouldn't do that." But you already know that. Even with everything "on" in the camera it still shouldn't do that.

I think you need to try a) alkaline batteries and b) new NiMh batteries. If it still persists then your camera has a deeper problem and needs to be sent in for repair.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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2300 mah/ 2500 Mah any will work.. :-)

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