Question about Toshiba PDR-3300 Digital Camera
I put new batteries in my camera and it will turn on and maybe take one picture then the camera says low battery and shut off. I can open and close battery cover and it work again for a few seconds I have exactly the same problem. Brand new lithium batteries make no difference - within seconds the camera says low battery power and shuts off. I've tried cleaning the contact points in the camera but still nothing.
I beleave if the issue is not the batterys then there is a motherboard fault in the camera which is draining the batterys.
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Posted on Apr 25, 2008
Have your batteries been charged?
If they are Lithium ion batteries, they may need to be charged even if they are new.
If they are not Lithium ion bet are just lithium, then they cannot be recharged.
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You need to be careful of counterfeit batteries. These counterfeit lithium-ion battery packs and chargers on sale, and in circulation on internet auction websites, being passed off as genuine lithium-ion battery packs and chargers. They can cause an explosion which can lead to severe injury.
Because these counterfeit lithium-ion battery packs and battery chargers are often not equipped with certain protective devices meeting the industry's basic quality standards, using or recharging these counterfeit lithium-ion battery packs could cause your camera to malfunction, or lead these battery packs to overheat, leak liquids, ignite, or explode. In the worst case, this could not only damage your camera or camcorder, but also result in fire, burns and/or injuries (including loss of eyesight). Accordingly, these counterfeit lithium-ion battery packs and/or battery chargers should not be used.
Personally, I would use Ni-MH battery pack.
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
I'm assuming that you have had this camera for a while right? Many cameras have experienced this same problem. Most owners just return them and get a different one. I am trying to find out if anyone or if the company has figured out what is causing this and has found the solution. Thank you.
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
The first thing i would say is to remove the batteries off the camera and allow the camera to reset for an hour and then put them back.
If this doesn't help then You need to use 2500 or higher rechargeable batteries - as soon as you switch to this type of battery, it will work fine!
Your camera requires four AA size batteries.There are several factors that contribute to battery life:
NiMH: This is the best solution for enjoyment and cost savings. NiMH batteries typically last longer per charge than the average alkaline batteries. NiMH batteries are rechargeable batteries, so they can be used several times and thereby reduce the expense of continually purchasing new batteries. NiMH batteries are typically sold with a power adapter for charging. The life of these batteries can often be determined by the mAh rating, the higher the mAh rating on the battery, the longer that they will last. NiMH batteries do not have the memory effect associated with NiCd batteries, which means that these batteries can be recharged at any time and at your convenience (you do not have to wait for the batteries to completely drain between charges).
Lithium: Energizer has introduced a new series of Lithium batteries that provide optimum performance and long life for disposable AA size batteries. Laboratory studies shows that Lithium batteries last more than three times as long as standard Alkaline batteries. This means many more hours of fun and satisfaction with your digital camera. These lithium batteries are not rechargeable, they are long lasting.
Alkaline: Using the LCD display, downloading images, playback, zoom and flash all require some battery power to operate and may decrease the number of shots per set of batteries. Performance may also vary based on the Alkaline batteries selected. To significantly increase battery life, be sure to turn off the LCD when it is not in use. The LCD consumes the most amount of battery power. The benefit of being able to use alkaline batteries is that you can find then almost anywhere if needed.
Manganese: If you are using manganese batteries, the typical battery life will be about 2 - 5 shots. Then the camera will indicate that battery power is low and may shut-down. To avoid this experience, use either Alkaline or NiMH batteries.
Optimum Solution: Use a set of NiMH batteries for longer use and to reduce the expense of continually buying new batteries. It may also be a good idea to keep a spare set of NiMH batteries for other devices that require AA size batteries on a regular basis. Use AA Alkaline batteries when the NiMH batteries need to be recharged and you want to continue enjoying the use of your camera.
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Posted on Apr 06, 2008
Hi this is common problem if your sure that these batterys are new and you have used that make and type of battery before than the problem will be on the board of the camera itself.
If these batterys are ones you have not used in your camera before then the chances are these batterys are just not powerfull enough so you can by a recharge pack for your camera ok so let me know if its new batterys and if you have used this type before.
Also insted of using the lcd can you turn the screen of then try taking picture using normal view finder as you would on a none digital cam
It could just be that the batterys you brought are faulty and might be worth trying another set before giving up.
These camera usuall wont switch on with normal batterys so just try another set or if you have let me know.
If the battery says low bat then goes off then these batterys will not work if tryed again but if you can get camera on turn off the screen then try taking picture ok get back to me and let me know ok
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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