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Camera keep on displaying "Please replace batteries". I've tried more than 20 pairs of batteries, all 1.45 to 1.54 charged? Any help?

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OK try using some steel wool or emery paper (fine) on the terminals inside the batteryy compartement. I suspect there is some sort of corrosion or substance causing poor connection.
Hold the camera so no swarf gets retained in the battery compaertment. Wipe the area clean after rubbing contacts

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