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Low battery? I got my camera today, setup the setup menus, and had started to check out the features when the low battery warning came up. So I replaced the batteries and tried to turn the camera on but now all I get is the green light comes on for 3 seconds, goes off and approx. 5 seconds later the light flashes on, then off and the camera beeps 3 times, and nothing after that. The lens does not move at all. I went out and bought brand new batteries that were industrial strength and tried those with the same results. I cannot get to a menu to try changing the battery type. There is no sand or anything lodged in the lens cover, as the camera was 2 hours old when this occured. The camera was not dropped. Also, when I plug it into the computer, it does not register at all. The driver was installed first. Changing usb ports does not make a difference.

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  • bernardo c Dec 17, 2007

    new camera won't turn on even with new batterries. reads low battery and beeps three times.

  • Fodi Dec 25, 2007

    Worked fine with the two Duracell Ultras for an hour, and I made a plenty of pictures (~100). Then low battery bla-bla. I tested those batteries, they were still fine, but I said ok. I charged two 2400mih ni-mh-s for the whole night, next morning (I have set the battery-type to ni-mh) worked for half an hour(~30 pics, mainly no-flash), then low battery again, and this time the power just ran out, the lens remained in the wrong place. I tested these batteries to, they were fine. After I wait a few minutes, I turn it back on, the battery-indicator shows 2/3. I take a picture, 1/3, then it saves it, 0/3, and power off.
    I think I could play another half an hour with an RC car, with these batteries in it, so this camera really needs so powerful batteries (and like 60-70% load)?
    I dont really think, but it looks like...

  • Terri Bates
    Terri Bates Jan 19, 2008

    I tried all that. It did not matter what type of battery or what setting I had the batteries set on. The most I could get out of any battery, was about 3 minutes, just long enough for me to change the battery setting, and the batteries were totally drained after putting them in the camera. I spent something like $45 in batteries just trying to get the camera to take 1 single picture.

    Never happened. I talked to several other people who had the same camera and they experienced similar problems. I returned the camera. I am now looking into other cameras, much more thouroughly before buying this time. In the meantime I am using my old tried and true creative pc-cam which I have had since 2001. That camera has been dropped a dozen times, takes 4AAA batteries that last for months, and takes beautiful pictures. It has no lcd screen to view the pics, and no extra bells and whistles, but it still takes excellent pictures.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    nice camera it is a shame the batteries don' last long enough to take more than 10 pic's

  • Diana Sep 13, 2012

    Cannot find the setup 2 there is an image 2 but it does nothing



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Cameras belonging to the S Series really do have a battery type option that needs to be set up first before taking any pictures for proper power connection.

Recommended batteries are just:
- Alkaline (Non-rechargeable)
- Nickel-metal Hydride (Rechargeable)

Just set the proper battery type by:
- Pressing MENU/OK button
- Scroll to the right until you are in SETUP 2
- Keep on scrolling down and look for battery type
- Press the right button to pick up on 2 options
like Alkaline and Ni-MH
- Press MENU/OK for changes to be saved
- Keep pressing MENU/OK to get out of the MENU

Once, it's done, camera needs to be turned off for a few seconds
so that settings made will be refreshed with the camera.

As you turn camera on, you're now ready to take many pictures.
ALKALINE (Non-rechargeable) batteries when set to the correct battery type will really take a maximum of 100 pictures.

It really doesn't matter if you'll be using 2500mAh. So long as those are the recommended batteries, those will work.

If it still does not work, call the Manufacturer.

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