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Camera says brand new batteries are dead, then shuts down

I put brand new batteries in the camera, and after 10 or so seconds it informs me that the battery life is low, and then it shuts down. The batteries are right out of the package so i know they are fine.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    I have the exact same problem and the batteries are not dead. Come on... We are beyond that before posting a problem like this.

  • Nate123 Apr 24, 2008

    My camera also says that fresh AAs are dead only minutes after I put them into the camera. After less than 5 minutes it gives a reading of zero battery life and shuts down.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    Same here, tried freshly charged rechargeables and brand new non-rechargeables, it works for a few mins then says the batteries are dead. Sometimes doesnt even have enough juice to close the lens.

  • docvern Aug 06, 2008

    About a month ago my Fuji 4700 also gave me short time battery usage. I bought new rechargeable and also got the same message in about 3-5 minutes of use. I tried another set of new batteries and again the same thing. I agree also that many times it either doesn't have enough power to open the lens as well as close the lens. When the camera was working well it was a great camera. The camera dealer I took it to said it was probably worn out, I find this hard to believe.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    was there a solution to this? Seems to be a common problem.

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I haven't been able to use my camera for weeks because it keeps saying the batteries are dead. I read on another site that if you take the batteries out and hold the shutter button down for 30 seconds it resets the camera. I tried it on my Pentax and it worked. The camera shows full batteries on sets that wouldn't work yesterday.

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It is possible that the batteries are dead (they might be faulty or too old) even when they are out of the package, though unlikely. Try another set of batteries, and if these don't work, you'll probably have to send it for a checkup.

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