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I am having trouble with the camera staying on even after I put new batteries in it and cleaned the battery site. It keeps telling me to change the batteries and won't stay on?

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  • jjcolfelt Nov 12, 2010

    HI, I'VE BEEN USING RECHARABLE BATTERIES FOR TWO YEARS AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM UNTIL RECENTLY.AND ALSO USE DURACELL REGULAR BATTERIES (NEW) AND STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM.

    COULD IT BE SOMETHING WITH THE SETTINGS?

    THANKS

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Sometimes the battery does not produce enough voltage to power the digital camera even though it is new. There are batteries specifically made for digital cameras - it will state on the package. Try replacing the new batteries with new "digital camera" batteries.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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    Rommel Alilin Nov 12, 2010

    I don't think it has anything to do with the settings. It sounds like the camera doesn't want to turn on because it is shutting down to protect itself from a possible mechanical fault or an electrical short on the main board. And since it cannot get enough power the message displays low battery condition and shuts down.

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