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Why does my camera say batteries depleted and shuts down when i put new batteries in it

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As a workaround, you need to take out the memory card and take our the batteries as well. let it stay out for like 15 minutes and then put everything back. Or you can try using new and fresh batteries.

This commonly happens if you are using alkaline batteries. You need to use a high capacity NiMH rechargeables for better solution.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: my camera won't work at all it just says batteries depleted even with new batteries

well wat u need to do is take the memery card out and take the batteries out 4 a little bit

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Batteries are Depleted

A camera rep told me that use about 2500mi (?) batteries instead of the 900 I was using otherwise the batteries will be depleted with just one picture. Digital cameras or any other digital piece of equipment needs the extra power. Make sure that your charger will charge the 2500 power ones fully.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

SOURCE: Batteries "depleted"

I also have 2 Canon cameras with the same problem. The A710 is particularly bad and is worst when using rechargeable batteries.
The reason I believe is the lower voltage of NiCd or NiMh which is 1.2 volts as opposed to 1.5 for normal ones.

These cameras are designed for a 3v battery. When you use rechargeables the camera only gets 2.4 volts which indicates to the camera that the batteries are almost dead! If you've just charged them , then the voltage will be a little higher initially and so the camera will work for a while.

It's a big design flaw. What they should have done was have a switch inside the camera that would allow you to choose normal or rechargeable cells.

Other manufacturers overcome this problem by having a built-in rechargeable battery and the camera is designed to work with the correct voiltage.

The solution? I can think of two possible solutions.
One is to use rechargeable ALKALINE cells which used to be available 10 years ago. The voltage is 1.5v but the capacity was unfortunately low.
The other possibility is to build a rechargeable lithium cell such as used in cell phones to fit the battery compartment. This would give 3.6v which would be great. Someone could make a mint manufacturing such a unit with a charger.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: camera keeps shutting down

Yes, that's sounds like a main board.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: battery life

I bought a few SL400R.. yes I think this is the best camera ever. The battery that came with the cameras always would last very short time, especially in cold weather. But when I ordered new ones online, these would last very long. The specs of the new batteries are the same as the original ones. Go figure. After that I ordered external charger too, so I dont need to use the camera's built-in charger. Works very well.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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