Last time I used it, the battery sensor was flashing so I charged the battery. Now I'm getting nothing, no power, no picture. I have checked the camera battery and the little battery and they both have power. Please help!!!
Sounds similar to my problem - after several times of occuring & working again apparently by chance I now think problem is caused by taking out main battery whilst camera switched on causing a software problem - try taking out both batteries for a long time (I did an hour) so camera forgets all it knows including date etc & reverts to factory settings. Make sure main battery is charged & replace both batteries - I did this & camera now seems fine - though haven't tried to recreate fault !
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how much time between shots is it? ususally there is a 3 minute none use shut down timer or warning light. so if it is more than 3 minutes from the time you take one picture to the next picture then that might be your problem. also these new digital cameras have all kinds of sensors built into them now. they have motion and face and distance and light and image sensors in them that use your battery. also the new 3d digital cameras have even more sensors. the memory card also uses the battery as well but you digital camera won't work without it though. some flashes add-ons may you the battery. almost forgot about the lens, they also use the battery as well. the use it in the "auto focus" and with the power zooming. so if you are moving around allot and zooming the focus in/out allot then this uses the battery as well. try to do as many shots as you can in three minutes as you can then power off the camera and when not in use this may extend the battery life. also chargers have a 12 to 24 hour charge time while others are fast chargers and may only have a few hours of charge time called quick chargers. some chargers have lights that indicate charge or charge complete see your charger's user's guide for this. also check the contacts on the battery itself and make sure that they are clean and shiny because dirty contacts leads to not working well or charging properly.
Solution: As digital cameras become more advanced and include more features, the power needed to keep them functioning has also increased. That means that typical alkaline batteries likely won’t do more than power your camera for a few shots before running out of juice. Sometimes, your digital camera may not power on at all if the inserted alkaline batteries aren’t fully charged or powerful enough. Rather than carry along dozens of alkaline batteries for a single photo shoot, you can save money by purchasing rechargeable NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) batteries. Rechargeable batteries can be purchased with a charger that you plug into a wall outlet, and they fully charge in one to five hours depending on the charger and the type of batteries you’re using.
If you’re already using rechargeable batteries but are experiencing short battery life with your digital camera, it’s likely time to replace your rechargeable batteries with new ones. Depending on the number of charging cycles you perform (how many times you discharge and recharge your batteries), rechargeable batteries typically last for two to three years before they no longer hold a full charge. You may also ensure that you’re charging your rechargeable batteries directly before use. As batteries sit unused for extended periods of time, they automatically lose some of their charge.
There are many ways you can conserve battery life while using your digital camera, too. For starters, if your camera has a viewfinder in addition to an LCD, use the viewfinder to frame your shots and turn the LCD off because LCDs draw a lot of power. If you prefer to use the LCD, you can still conserve battery life if you refrain from looking at each picture on the screen after you take it.
Flashing orange light generally indicates battery low charge
could be your battery at fault
the next time you try and power on and it doesnt work, take the battery out
(unplug AC) and try to run just on AC power
hope helps, let me know if can help further
first if u want to get ur cam to work use energizer rechargeable batteries after charging them for sure this is the best kind u can use powerful and last longer ,to get ur pictures out u can take memory off the cam and put it inside memory card reader then plug it to ur computer through usb ,computer will read it easy and u can download ur pics to ur pc
Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may even have problems just powering startup of the camera or charging the flash. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Retailers sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.