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Batteries... If a camera comes with AA just regular old batteries, can you switch them for the lithium rechargeable ones or will it not work ?

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Hey Fish stix,
AA batteries all have the same output no matter what type they are so AA lithium rechargeable batteries should work fine in your camera, and probably better. I hope this helps!

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Allan
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Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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My pentax optio m20 wont turn on


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My Kodak easy share is 5 yrs old. can I charge it without the printer dock as I want to take it overseas?


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Does this camera operate on regular AA bateries. Put 2 brand new ones in and it will not power up. The manual says Kodak does not "support" Alkaline batteries....


Probably this old chat may help you to resolve your problem.
From site:
http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/products/kodak-easyshare-c663

Kodak EasyShare C663 Specifications
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chrissy66 (12/10/2007)reply to this comment (by James DeRuvo - 12/12/2007)Sounds to me like your lens may have come out of alignment. Was it dropped recently? Since your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is have Kodak should fix it. If your camera is out of warranty, or if Kodak refuses to repair it for free, the one thing you can try is to try resetting the camera.

Kodak is also of the opinion that lens errors also occur when you use batteries not recommended by Kodak.

I recently chatted with a kodak specialist about this issue and he recommends changing your batteries to NiMh rechargeable batteries. These are the batteries that the camera is designed to use and using other types - like alkalines, can often cause the lens error to occur. If that doesn't work, then the camera indeed does need repair.

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Oxy-Alkaline Digital Camera Battery (AA Size).



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My Kodak EasyShare C180 Digital camera, came with "Kodak" batteries after those died, I inserted new batteries, and now everytime I try to turn the camera on, it doesn't respond. I have tried Lithium...


hi i just to have silimar problem with old panasonic, kodak and polaroid cameras.

try to use Duracel alkalines, not the cheap ones with out alkaline those are for remotes and clocks. flashlights.

if you are using rechargables make sure they are 2700mha AA NiMH or higher. lower won't work(there is another kind of rechargeables batteries those don't work on it).

for the lithium i never used them. they were kind of expensive compare to alkalines.
If i help. please rate me :)

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