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There seems to be some kind of short and the camera runs thru batteries like crazy. I also need the cable that connects the camera to the commuter to transferphotos.

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Not sure which Olympus you have, but I own an Olympus SP-550UZ and it uses 4 AA batteries and uses a USB to USB mini as Voodoomox posted a picture of to sync to PC with. That cable is not proprietary and very inexpensive, so you can pick one up locally or find one online without a problem.
I found that even Duracell Ultra AA batteries don't hold up very long in any of my digital cameras, so I switched to NiMh (Nickle Metal Hydride) 2600 MAh rechargeable batteries and a charging station and they seem to last 3 to 4 times longer than the best Alkaline batteries I've used. I haven't reached 100 recharges on any of my batteries yet, but that is the number of recharge cycles that their advertised to last for.

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    I inferred that the batteries in question were Alkaline batteries from "runs through batteries like crazy" and have yet to see any Li/on batteries to replace Alkaline, that's why I recommended NiMh and not Li/ion (as I agree Lithium ion are the superior rechargeable). My Sony uses Lithium ion but my Olympus uses AA.

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Are you using rechargable batteries? if so everytime they charge they loose a bit of power sucking up the power quicker then before.

if its a rechargable battery by the company themselfs make sure there is a warrenty on it.

Also id recomend the Energizer e2 Lithium batteries.

any you can go here http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_accessory.asp
to find the accessories that fit your model i take it that its a olympus camera?

if not let me know and I will find you more info

then you can either order from their site I think or you can search around ebay for a suitable deal on them or be able to go to your digital camera dealer to find a replacement since you will have the product number ect.

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Try replace your battery with a Lithium Ion, better if you bring your camera to best buy, walmart or circuit city show them your camera then look for the kind of battery i mentioned.

for the USB cable to transfer files, once you are in the store, look for a USB cable that loks like the on int the picture, this should not cost you more than $5

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You need to replace the battery you can go to this link and check order the battery and USB cable that you need http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-CBUSB4-Digital-Camera-Cameras/dp/B00007EDVJ

Hope that helps...........

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