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When i charge the battery the camera discharges them very quickly but i have tested the batteries in another camera and this doesn't happen so i take it the problem is with the camera can you help

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Different cameras use batteries in different ways. You might want to try to set this one to auto-shutdown after a minute or so to conserve power. If this is insufficient, you might want to try as a last resort regular non-rechargeable batteries and if the problem still persists, you would have to call Pentax or the place you bought the camera from and have it replaced or serviced.

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I left the key on my 06 hummer h3 then i boosted it,now the altornator lights on and when i pull the ground it die,is there a fuse or did i burn a wire?


Here is the short answer:

If your vehicle runs you could drive it to someplace like AutoZone or O'reilly's they could charge it and test your battery and alternator. If either is defective they will be glad to sell you replacement parts. If your vehicle cannot be driven then the battery and or the alternator can be removed and brought again to someplace like AutoZone or O'reilly's to be tested.

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When the alternator light is lit it indicates the battery is not being charged. I suggest you use a volt/ohm meter to confirm this indication. With a charged battery and the engine off the battery voltage should be 12 volts or slightly higher. With the engine running check the voltage at the battery. If the alternator is charging the battery then this voltage should be somewhere between 13 and 14 volts. Check the voltage at the alternator and it should be a little higher. The difference in these two voltages is the voltage developed across the wire due to the charging current. If the battery voltage is about 12 volts or less and the voltage at the alternator is slightly higher then the alternator is charging the battery but the battery has an internal problem and should be replaced. If the voltage is the same or the voltage at the battery is higher than at the alternator then the alternator is defective.

If this effort is inconclusive then charge the battery with a charger and check the battery and charger with the voltmeter in a similar way. If the charger fully charges the battery then reinstall it into the vehicle and try the tests again.

Another test is to install the fully charged battery and if the engine starts normally and then the vehicle is left overnight it should start the next day. If it doesn't then the electrical system is discharging the battery when it is off and that is not normal. It is true that some current will flow when it is off because the engine computer usually draws some power and could discharge the battery maybe in a month but it should not discharge a good battery overnight. The battery could be self discharging or the electrical system is using too much current when it is off. If you accidentally connected the battery cables in reverse when you jump (boosted) the battery then it could very quickly damage the alternator and possibly other components. If this happened then the alternator should be checked and replaced if faulty.

I hope this helps.

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Do you have change a Samsung L730 battery and to see if it can be charged? If you charge the battery in camera. It seems something wrong with the build-in charger core. If the camera all are OK beside charge battery, you can charge your Samsung L730 battery with a battery charger, and if your Li-ion battery is over discharged for a long time, it's bad for it. As your camera has been used for 2 years and it maybe not in warranty. To change build-in charger core should be expensive.

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I use rechargeable batteries in my FE-35 and they are constantly showing up as empty. They show as full for about 30 secs and then they are shown as completely empty. It's very frustrating. Has anyone else...


This may not be so much an issue with the camera as much as a problem with the batteries. Since these are type "AA" battery packages, you should attempt to use them in another device - such as a small flashlight or other device that can operate on AA batteries.

If the batteries fail to to power the flashlight (or other test device) for more than 5 - 10 minutes after charging overnight (or as long as directed by the battery charger), the problem is with the batteries. It is very important that the batteries are charged properly. Properly means for for the required amount of time AND in the correct charger. There are different types of battery types: NiMh, NiCad, NiZN, Li-ion, etc. Using the wrong charger to charge the batteries could cause unpredictable results - or create a potentially dangerous condition. Additionally, some battery types develop a "memory" and can be responsible incomplete charging and rapid discharge. This happens if the initial charge is insufficient and the batteries are not completely discharged prior to recharging. It may be possible to recondition these batteries - but this size battery is relatively inexpensive, so replacement might be a better option.

If the batteries are working okay in the test device, then the problem may lie in the camera itself. Test the camera by installing fresh, AA alkaline batteries. If the camera rapidly discharges the alkaline batteries, it's a safe bet that the camera has a problem.

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Camera starts to boot but suddenly shuts off.


Assuming the battery is fresh out of the charger: a "well used" battery that can no longer accept a full charge (at the end of its useful life) can have the results you describe (it's not unlike like a flashlight with dead batteries - when the light goes out, turn off the flashlight - wait a few minutes and turn it on again - the light shines [though not very brightly] and quickly goes out again). After many charge / discharge cycles, the battery no longer has the ability to hold a charge. This is a gradual process that happens over the life of the battery. An indication of this is that you'll notice that you can take many fewer shots now when compared to when the battery was new.

There is a possibility that a new, fully charged battery will allow the camera to work again. However, if the existing battery is not very old or or has relatively few charge / discharge cycles, it is probably an issue with the camera. A local camera store may be able to help you determine if it is a battery or camera issue - otherwise, a quick google search reveals that a new battery for this camera is under $15.

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Only use Ni-MH or AA-size alkaline batteries. Do not use Ni-Cd (nickel-cadmium) because the heat emitted can damage the camera.

I would suggest using e2 batteries from Energizer.

In the manual, on page 80 there is a description and procedure for discharging Ni-MH batteries (but NOT regular batteries, so don't do this with regular alkaline batteries) AND do not do this when the external power is connected.

Moving on... The discharging of the batteries procedure should happen when:
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  • the batteries have not been used for a long period
  • the batteries are new.
Follow these instructions:
  1. Press the menu/OK button to display the menu on the LCD monitor
  2. Press the "left" or "right" on the pad to select "SET" OPTION and then press "up" or "down" to select "SET-UP".
  3. Press the "MENU/OK" button to dipslay the "SET-UP" screen.
  4. Press "right" or "left" to move to option 5 and then press "up" or "down" to select "DISCHARGE".
  5. Press "right"
  6. Press "left" or "right" to select "OK".
  7. Press the "MENU/OK" button.
The screen changes and discharging begins. When the battery level indicator blinks red and discharging ends, the camera turns off.

Remember to not have the camera external battery plugged in so the battery can discharge on it's own.

Then, at this point, recharge the battery using the external battery charger. This helps to "renew" the battery. This is because Ni-MH batteries will remember the last place where they recharged, and too many times, the memory "bookmark" gets marked to low and has to be reset, done by the recharge.

It may be necessary to repeat these steps multiple times. This effect is not because the batteries are deffective. This is a normal side-effect of Ni-MH. This is the reason the camera comes with a discharge feature.

I the batteries are old and don't function even after performing the discharge procedure as part of the normal operation of the camera (like of the year or two), then the batteries may have reached the end of their service life.

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For some reason, Fuji does not emphasize that if your batteries get low, this is what happens. You just need recharged batteries or new batteries. Be careful with rechargables--before recharging them when this happens, you first have to drain them using the discharge mode of your camera. Then they will take a complete charge. (Good for some 300 charges or so, I believe.) But if you don't discharge them first, they will take less and less of a charge, and last shorter and shorter. If you use regular batteries, they might not last for 50 pics before running out of juice.

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