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Battery Do you have to use the rechargeable batteries in the camera or will and double a batteries work?

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Either of the two will work.. it is better if it is a rechargeable battery since you can use it several times unlike a regular battery that you can only use it once.

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More likely to be a battery issue than the camera.

Do the batteries work in another device? They may have just deteriorated with age or being left uncharged.

Are you sure they are rechargeable batteries?

Try replacing them , even with cheap generic batteries if they are AA/AAA just to verify the camera works.

Double check you have them oriented correctly when putting them in.

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Alkaline batteries are not rechargeable...in fact, it would be dangerous to try to charge them. You can purchase rechargeable NiMH AA batteries that come with their own charger. This will save you a lot of money in the future.

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The manual indicates that the camera should be able to use either alkaline or rechargeable AA size batteries.

Make sure that you are observing proper polarity of the battery as they are installed. Also double check the battery door. There should be 2 small metal strips that make contact with the batteries as well.

If polarity is being observed (see manual to double check), and the metal strips are both present, then it is likely that one of the contacts on the battery door or inside the camera are corroded, or perhaps broken. In either case, contact Minolta for repair assistance, or battery door replacement.

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Have you tried this technique? Rub the contacts in the battery compartment with a pencil eraser and then with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.

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get a charger for the rechargable batteries. Charge the batteries and then put them into the camera. You cant really chare the camera..

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Double check the batteries and make sure they are inserted correctly.

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It Needs a Lithium battery- only lithiums have the density to cope with the demand - no need to buy expensive Olympus Originals
Try www.sevendayshop.com for starters
Plenty  of sellers out there.

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This is a triky one. Most cameras will work with rechargeable batteries. If they don't work the most probable cause is this: a normal battery has about 1.5 V nominal charge. Because you use 2 of them you get 3 V nominal charge. Most rechargeable batteries have about 1.21 - 1.25 V like yours. This is given by the technology type used in their construction. However 2 1.25V batteries will result in 2.50 V at nominal charge and some cameras woun't go whell with the 0.5 V difference. You should try other types of rechargeable batteries, maybe some of them will work, but it is recomandable to do that before you buy them, so like I said, it's a triky choice. Try to go to a digital camera shop, they may sell rechargeable batteries more compatible with your camera.

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