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Even though the battery fully charges the camera, and it works.--The camera's battery dies out really fast.

It hasn't even been a year since my purchase of Exilim Casio camera. Seriously. I'd return it to Cosco right now; but my mom lost the receit to it. =[ So i can't.

My camera's battery is broken..?
I don't know whats wrong.

I charge it, and its fully charged.

It works fine and i leave it along for like 30minutes--or come to it the next day and its DEAD.

Battery?--its like 0bars out of 3.

Is there a way to fix this?

I'm never buying from casio ever again. Samsung ftw.

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Call tech support and tell them that you are having trouble with your battery and they will probably replace it for you free of charge.

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Maybe HP can fix it with a firmware update but it's not likely.

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That is the flaw and we can't change that. It should continue to run at much lower voltage levels like other camera's and be able to use the full charge of the battery but it won't. So it runs the battery down from 100% down to about 98% and then it complains and stops.

Note that NiMH' batteries when fully charged are a bit above their rated value.. They actually have about 1.35V each so 2.7V total in this case. That's enough to start the camera but it doesn't last because in record mode the camera draws 450mA of current from the batteries (which is unusually high) and it quickly pulls the battery below the 2.7V level and the error comes up even though the batteries are still almost fully charged.

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