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Put 2 new ordinary batteries in the camera and after couple of pictures message comes as battery depleted and shuts down.

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Alkaline batteries are not capable of outputting the level of power required for your camera to operate. Your daughter's camera may have lower requirements and be able to function properly using alkaline batteries. Your standard alkaline battery outputs about 700 milliamps of power when they are brand new. A rechargeable NiMH battery can range from 1200 to 2700 or even 3200 milliamps max power output depending on the quality of the battery. Most compact digital cameras that accept AA style batteries are designed for these high-output rechargeables and will not function for very long even on fresh Alkaline batteries. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Mar 23, 2007

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I had the same problem...
I tried several different types of batteries.
The only one that I found that works is rechargeable batteries.
I am using the ones that came with my Logitech mouse/keboard, so, I just use the mouse to recharge the batteries when needed.
Other rechargeables don't work...
these are :

Ni-MH AA 1400 mAh 1.2 volt
made by L&K

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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i had the same problem all you gotta do is buy duracell rechargable batteries with the duracell charger and u will be able to take more pics!!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my pentax m20 optio wont turn on.. it says battery deplete..

This is not solution..lol..It`s just I have same problem..But i buy new battery and after 10 min is again message:battery depleted... ..What I`m gone do???

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

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