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My camera indicates that the batteries are low and won't power on. But, when I put new batteries in, it still indicates low battery. What can I do?

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Chances are that you are not using CR-V3 camera batteries in your *ist DL. I have tried 2400mAh NiMH rechargable batteries and brand new alkaline batteries in an attempt to save money.

Neither lasted anywhere near as long as the CR-V3 batteries!

While you may be paying $15-$20 for two CR-V3 batteries, they last a LONG time!

One of the advantages of DSLRs (and digital cameras in general) is that you save money by no longer buying film and paying for developing/prints. But, even at $20 for two CR-V3 batteries, I save money! I am able to take several hundred photos on a pair of batteries (I think the manual says 500 ) instead of $10-$15 ($2-$7 for film $8 dev/print) for every 24-36 photos!

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You have either a faulty charger, a faulty battery or a fault in your camera. I purchased 2 batteries for my Sony 505v and from new one of them kept flashing an empty battery sign right in the middle of the display. Actually it was fully charged but Sony batteries have a little circuit inside them which tell you how long the batteries will last. In my case I could continue to use the battery but put up with that flashing icon. I returned it to where I purchased it and it was replaced Immediately. Please ,next time give us a little more information as to what battery type it is and which camera it goes in. Some cameras can develop a natural short circuit over time. BMW

Posted on Jul 02, 2006

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U10 low battery indication.

possible short circuit that is draining battery at a speed. get your camera tested at some good repair shop,

Posted on Jul 02, 2006

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SOURCE: Camera shows low Battery and goes off even if u insert a new one

are you using NiMh rechargeable batteries?
If yes, check that they are fully charged. If that doesn't do the trick, sounds like it might be a power circuit issue. Samsung is in Secaucus, NJ
or SamsungUSA on the web

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: low battery indicator

Dear sir,
Welcome to Fixya Customer Support

By analysing your problem it deffinately due to battery power sensor problem.so you can visit nearer canon camera service centre,they replace the sensor.

good luck

Fixya Customer support
chandrashekhar

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: my canon powershot A550 camera behaves as low battery with new b

cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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