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Kodak C743 Battery Discharging When Switched Off

Hi, my C743 works fine with new batteries, but overnight the batteries are completely flat the next day, so I have to open the flap, but then I have to enter the date & time back in when I switch it on. Has anyone else reported this problem, it is quite annoying and I would like to know how to resolve it, please? Regards

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  • Repete01 Sep 02, 2008

    Yes, I insert fully charged batteries (...I even tried a couple of alkaline ones for a test) set the date and time, switch it off and in the morning the camera won't switch on, has lost the date and time and the batteries are completely flat.

  • Bullit-53 Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have even tried Lithium batteries but these go flat overnight as well. The camera is switched off.

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    This happens to me too.
    I bought Kodak's rechargeable battery for the camera and I have to take it out when I'm not using the camera or it will die in the matter of a few hours. When I talked to Kodak about it, they said to update the firmware. My firmware has been up to date since I bought the thing and it still doesn't work. I don't use it often because of this.


  • cgmanimator May 11, 2010

    So you are saying you insert new batteries which are fully charged and overnight they are dead? Are you leaving the camera on and allowing it to auto shut off?

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I would suggest, if under warranty, to take it back to the store or contack kodak for a replacement. Otherwise, start shopping for a new one. There are a ton of great digicameras available for the same if not cheaper than this one.

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