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Battery problems going dead to fast

My camera will not take many pictures with out batteries going dead to fast

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Fully charged battery reads as a dead battery in camera.

it could be a software problem. if the camera doesn't get the battery's information this will occur the center terminal of the battery must be clean, similarly the contact inside the camera.
if it works for a little while, try to reset to default manner.

Dec 30, 2015 | Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras

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2yrs old. Went thru 3 sets of batteries to get 20 pictures. Dead again. What`s the story?

Sounds like you have a short in the wiring. This is repair shop stuff, or buy a new camera time. Usually, if it is a point and shoot , it is not worth sending for repair as you'll playas much as a new camera is worth. I would look for a new camera, personally. Good luck.

Oct 20, 2014 | Digital Cameras

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I bought it last year, but now it seems there is a problem with charging the battery. It only charges about 22 seconds then it stops, I have to keep eyes on the camera when it is charging, when the green...

It sounds like the battery is damaged and needs to be replaced. If it charges far too fast and discharges far too fast, a few of the cells within the battery may be dead.

You can get something like this from Amazon:

Mar 11, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX S8000 Digital Camera

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Batterys die extreemely fast within 10-20 pictures

At the very beging, you should take out you battery. and check the shape of the battery. If the battery is inflated. It seems like that the battery is going to die . you should buy a new battery. If your battery is no problem. you should go to the troubleshooting shop.....

you can get more information from the below website.

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Nov 15, 2010 | Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

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I have a powershot S2IS in the picture taking mode with new batteries I could take a few pictures then the les retracts and tells me to change the batteries , to view the pictures its ok, I put different...

This could be an internal problem but can also just be old or bad batteries.

The batteries you can replace but if it is internal that would have to go to the repair depot. You can contact Canon support and find out if they thing it needs to come in and what the cost is.
And I am pretty sure they will go over the batteries with you .

Basically if it is an internal issue either something is pulling down the battery very fast or it isn't getting a correct reading of the charge. There is enough energy in a battery when charged that if something pulled it down that fast you should see some smoke. So the problem usually is an incorrect reading of the battery or the battery itself.

The battery should last about 500 charges or so. That really depends on how you use it and charge it. Usually the problem isn't the battery itself but the circuit that is used in the battery to charge the battery and then report the amounts. These can get out of calibration and report the wrong amounts. Or if you purchased after market batteries ie not made by canon they can do this from brand new. And if you really are unlucky you may have some of the fake batteries that are out there. Usually pretty cheap to buy and not even worth that much.These behave exactly as what you are experiencing when brand new. They may have almost identical markings as a legitimate Canon battery. The problem with these is you are thinking you are buying a genuine battery but are getting expensive junk.

If you are confident that your batteries are good then about your only option is to get the camera into Canon so they can find the power drain. Just go to the Canon website, then click on support or contact us and call one of your local toll free numbers.

Sep 17, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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My battery keeps going dead really fast on z740

Here are the steps:
1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera. Please use lithium batteries Ni-Mh or rechargeable Batteries (2000 M.Amp or higher).
2. Clean the battery contacts.
a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera
3. Turn on your camera without the memory card.

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Dec 17, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Nothing is working! Screen is black, zoom is extended- dead

Sounds like the battery is faulty and drains somewhere fast. Take the camera back to the dealer nad demand it to be replaced by warranty.

Nov 25, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX S570 Digital Camera

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My camera eats matter what kind I use


Please follow these steps....

) You can lower the setting of your digital camera so that the quality of photo is reduced from the typical "standard quality" which comes set on the camera. What you will need to do is go into the options and reduce the quality to "economy" so that the battery expands less energy to take the picture, which will lead to longer batter life.

2) Make sure that you have calibrated your battery before you bring the camera along on your adventure. You can do this by charging your battery fully and then turning on the camera so that it dies. Once this happens you can charge it again and you will find that it will now last a lot longer than it formally did. I have found this to be very useful with all of my digital cameras.

3) In order to get the most out of your battery you should switch the battery in your camera from standard disposable batteries to rechargeable batteries. This is because of the fact that they last 2x as long as expand less to actually take the photo according to the Energizer rechargeable box.

4) You can go into the settings and turn off the flash if you see one when you are taking a picture. This will reduce the amount of energy going out of the camera which means that your battery will not die as fast as it normally would. You will need to select settings and then choose "no" next to the word flash.

5) You can also make your battery last longer by adjusting the settings so that you are not recording audio notes with your pictures. This will drain your battery fast so you should go into your options menu and select audio off. According to my Sanyo instruction booklet this will make your battery last up to an hour longer.

Good Luck

Aug 04, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

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It dosent turn on

i have the same problem. i bought new rechargeable batteries and they went dead really fast and then i put some new batteries in and i took like 5 pics and then the battery indicator said the battery is low. i dont get it whats going on with this camera.

Jan 05, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Digital Camera

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Low battery warning

It's something with the camera. I have the same camera and the same problem. I bought 2 brand new batteries, charged them, and the very first thing the camera did when I installed the new batteries was tell me that they were dead!! Grrr....

As a workaround, when it tells you the battery is dead, just open the battery door, close it, and try again. Repeat if necessary. With my camera, doing this lets me use the same battery for days and days. The battery is NOT dead - it's just a faulty warning message.

Apr 18, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD10 / IXUS I Digital...

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