I loaded my 5-year-old D-380 with re-chargeable AA batteries and it didn't come on. So I re-charged them, just in case they lacked juice. Now, I flip open the cover and camera still won't go on. I don't think it got wet, but maybe.....Any suggestions? Thanks
I figured out the problem. The D-380 seems to have problems using rechargable batteries, so i'm afraid you'll have to use some regular AA's for a bit. It worked for me, so I hope this helps. It's probably just something wrong with your rechargeable's.
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if it doesn't have a jack for a charger or a charger stand to sit it in then it will not be re-chargeable as such
you will have to remove the battery and check if it is an alkaline battery ( not re-chargeable ) or a rechargeable battery in which case you will need a battery charger for that type of battery
If that is the case get spares and have a fully charged one on hand to just swap over while the other is charging
you should let the batteries fully drain every week or so. The only way to get more life is to buy batteries with higher milli-amp-hours. I use a lot of AA NiMH batteries. The used to be 1600mAh, now I can get them in 2900mAh. That is almost twice the capacity. When I had my Motorola phone I bought an extended battery from www.batterybuyer.com and it changed my phone that needed to be charged every 2 days with an old battery, to being charged every 14 days! Batteries only keep their efficiency for 3 to 4 years before they need replacing.
If the recharageable battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
Sometimes, the lower contacts get bent downward after years of use, causing the batteries to ride low in the compartment, and thus making poor contact when the battery door is closed. Try lifting/bending these interior battery contacts upward, so that the batteries ride higher when inserted.
Brand new as in you just opened it out of the box? If thats the case you have to charge the re-chargeable battery first, then put it in the camera and it should work fine. Try giving the battery a charge first if you haven't already.
This camera takes 2 size AA batteries, preferably the longest life batteries possible. I use re-chargeable batteries, and when they have about given up the camera does the same thing; prepares to open the lens and then switches off. I am confident that you will have success with new re-chargeable batteries, and a close attention to their charge life.
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try to reverse the orientation of the battery instead of negative positove make it negative postive. and I advise you to have a recommended rechargeable battery KAA2HR., Using the regular AA Re chargeable batteries will not charged On a dock