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Wont last i have tried many types of bateries but my camera only stays on long enough for me to set the date and then the bateries die.... please help

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    for on the camera problem ? which bettry to use tell me?

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    canon camera shuts off as soon as it turns on and sometimes it will stay on for like 15 minutes and then just shut off even when I just replaced the battery.

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    My 630 samsung shows low batteries on lithium or rechargeable.

    Lens has now stuck open.

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Use batteries with lithium mine has lasted me over a year

Posted on Dec 30, 2006

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Anonymous

You should try to change the type of battery in the setting to correspond with whatever type you are using.

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Try alkaline batteries. I had the same problem.

Posted on Jan 30, 2007

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I bought rechargable batteries for mine. works perfect now and lasts.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007

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Use rechargeable batteries rated at 2300 ma/h or more. Forget carbon zinc (generic Eveready type battery) they wont even start my tiny Sony U20 and CR23 lithiums (2xAA) , not enough amperage and alkaline just dont last long period. I will suggest Energizer Lithium AA's, they do work pretty good. And make sure contacts are clean (use an eraser on a pencil if needed)

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