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Esther Bilby Posted on Apr 01, 2007

Camera switches off when I press the shoot button

I have a Fujifilm A510. Recently, I have noticed that the batteries are lasting less and less time. I have been getting low battery or empty battery symbols within 15 minutes. When I first bought the camera, in November, the batteries lasted much longer, for days. I used the camera yesterday and it worked fine, aside from telling me the batteries were dying. I have tried lots of different standard batteries - panasonic, energizer etc. This evening, I have tried to take a picture and as soon as I press the shoot button, the view screen goes black. The camera seems to shut down and switch off, although the zoom lens does not retract. I am able to turn the camera on fine and it is allowing me to view my stored pictures. Any ideas how to resolve this would be gratefully appreciated! I have tried wiping the battery contacts and the XD card contact as well as removing the batteries and then replacing them. I have a gadget which tells me how much charge is left in the batteries and it says that all the batteries I have tried still have full power... Thanks!

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Are you using NiMH rechargable batteries? Digital caemras are real battery eaters and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are the only ones that can stand up to the drain. Buy ones with the highest power rating yu can get. If this doesn't help, then the power board has started to fail and needs replacing.

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