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Camera shutting off indicating low battery

My camera is not yet 2 years old and lately every time I try to take a picture it lights up low battery and then shuts down. I have new batteries in at the time, I have tried akaline, re-chargeable, and lithium, all do the same thing. help?

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  • alastairtodd Jul 17, 2008

    camera keeps shown low battery when heavy new batteries are new

  • hartman990 Jul 26, 2008

    My camera is doing the same, it will flash low battery then shut down, I know that the batteries are not low they were fully charged. I am also have issues with the pictures, the LCD is displaying the image with a deep red a and pink tint.

  • hotwheels314 Aug 01, 2008

    New batteries did not help. I just want my camera to work I am leaving on vacation to Maui in 3 weeks. HELP!!!

  • lovemyhonda1 Aug 11, 2008

    The camera is very slow to respond taking pictures, seems to go through rechargeable batteries quickly. Will not do any action shots, seems to take forever to process the picture that was taken.I have gotten new rechargeables too.

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I had the same problem, apparently if you're using a external memory card that can cause this problem...

I didn't know that but I contacted Samsung and got mine repaired.

They put a note in saying the power board was faulty in the camera.


Much, much better now. I can take pictures like I used to be able to!

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