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Batteries won't stay chargedds - even new batteries and newly charged batteries

Batteries - regardless of age (new or recharged NiMH) - will not stay charged. i get about 2 hours of intermittent picture taking - about 10 pictures - before it dies. None of the batteries are damaged and work in other applications. I have tested this many ways - always with the same result. Also, when i first got it i could charge the batteries inside the camera - it won't do that now. I have had camera about 4 years - problem started last year.

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  • clanderson Mar 24, 2008

    thank you for your reply but i'm not sure what you mean. What is the cameral flash unit capacitor and does that mean it is broken - how can i get it so it is not "drained" and how does it get drained??

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Sir,ur camera age 4 years, this problum is common becouse ur camera flash unit capacitors drained, use 2200mha batterys u get some good results

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