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I insert my Full battery into camera and it works for 30 secs and then indicates "low battery" ans shuts down. I put the battery into the charger again and it shows as "full"

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  • tomcowie Aug 03, 2010

    The solution given was to buy a new battery - I have three relatively new batteries and when the Full battery in the camera it works for 30 secs and shuts down. I then check the charge in my charger it shows the battery as full. All three batteries can need replacement at the same time

  • tomcowie Aug 03, 2010

    All three batteries are between two and 1 years old. There is no buldging in any of them one is a Fugi, one is a Samsung, and the third is a replacement battery. To my knowledge the camera has not been dropped./

  • tomcowie Aug 03, 2010

    Just checked - no dings. I cleaned all the batteries contacts with cotton bud and gin - also the camera contacts. All batteries are ful according to the charger indicator

  • tomcowie Aug 03, 2010

    ok thank you - i will take it to a camera shop tomorrow (I live inTurkey and they can usually fix anything) i will let you know how I get on

  • tomcowie Aug 03, 2010

    I was really amased at the quick response of your assistance

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First off what is the make and model of the camera and how long have you owned it. That will help me in assisting you further. From the comments you have responded. I don't believe all the batteries could be bad, or bad enough to make the camera go bad that fast, but it also depends on your charging habits. You always want to use a battery til its dead and then do a full charge. Once I have the model information I can assist you further.
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  • tomcowie Aug 03, 2010

    it is a vivitar 3799 elite. I have had it for about three years. This problem apeared one day and there was no gradual deteriation of performance ubtil that day.

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    Lee A. Aug 03, 2010

    Given the age and make and model of this unit. It definitely sounds like an internal defect in the camera. and it isn't worth getting a new battery or investing in the camera being repaired. as you can easily get a camera twice as good for about 60$. Unfortunately a lot of technology these days is "throw away" technology. That is the case here. If you need further assistance please let me know.
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    Lee A. Aug 03, 2010

    Please do keep me updated I look forward to hearing back. I hope you found my information helpful and can take a moment to accept/rate my solution accordingly.
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You don't mention any camera or battery trauma, water/moisture damage, but look over the camera very closely for any physical signs of damage or water/moisture issues. Look inside the battery compartment, is there any dirt in there, clean the contacts with a good clean pencil eraser (both camera and the battery's contacts).
When you charge the batteries does the charger indicate that they are "empty". It could be that the camera is indicating "empty" and that they really are not empty, and a sign of a faulty sensor. If that is NOT the case, and the batteries are really empty, then I think there is a SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE with your camera.

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Hello,

How long have you had this battery? Is this a new one? Was the camera dropped or something?

Kindly notice if the battery is already bulging? Usually, if this is the case, it already needs replacement.


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Hi,


The battery is not holding charge.

Buy a new re-chargeable battery.

Note : For the best results, I recommend you to use rechargeable (NiMH) batteries. Rechargeable batteries provide the best performance and are the most economical choice.
Else......
AA alkaline batteries such as those from Energizer or Duracell will provide the best performance for non-rechargeable batteries.

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