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Camera Draining Battery

Within the past few weeks, my Olympus C8080 has been draining the batteries. At first I thought the problem was the fact that the battery was 3 years old. So I bought a new battery. Even though it was fully charged, the battery light in the camera started flashing that it was low after only two hours. I used to be able to go a full day with a charged battery. What could be the problem?


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I have a olympus C-3040 and it is 6 years old untill resently it started to drain batterys in matter of 1 til 3 shots and there was no diffrence if the were chargable or one time users. ( it uses 4 size AA ) so I´m wondering what could be the reson it drains batterys so quickly, it must be generating a lot of heat inside the camera in the wiring.

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Re: Camera Draining Battery

I have a different model of Olympus and I read that you did not always have this problem and you already have replaced the battery so an old battery is not likely the issue. I suspect you might have something that is draining that was not set in the past. I keep my batteries longer by not using flash most of the time. Is there someone new using the camera that perhaps leaves it on longer than you do after finishing, perhaps uses flash longer? Is there a setting for auto shutdown that has been changed to not turn off as fast as it used to? If none of these I wonder if the flash is requiring more energy than in the past.
Could you tell me if the battery is draining even if you don't use it or is it only if you are using it does it drain faster.

Another possibility is that the charger is not charging so well as it used to but I suspect you leave it in long enough and more.

If you have the ability to check the output voltage of the charger with a multimeter you would be sure it is really putting out enough volts to charge fully.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

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