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BATTERY DISCHARGE I have an Olympus FE 210 Digital Camera and had been using the same for over 3 months. Recently I observed a problem in the same. When I put the camera on, I can browse on the LCD screen and can see the snaps available in the memory. However, when I try to click a new snap, before the flash could pick up, the LCD screen trurns blue and starts showing the signal "BATTERY EMPTY". I changed many sets of new batteries but the problem continues. I am not able to use the camera for clicking new snaps. Please advise if I can get any service assistance for getting the camera repaired. I live in Mumbai, India.

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    This is my second Olympus digital camera.  The last one kept giving the "Battery Empty" prompt.  I thought it was a unreparable problem so bought a new one.  I bought the same brand because I wanted to use the same other equipment.  My new Olympus 210 does the same thing.  The batteries are good when tested so it does not seem that it is a battery problem.  I have read suggestions to purchase rechargeables but hate to invest in them and a charger when others say it has not helped.  Olympus must be aware of this since it appears to be a common and frequent problem with many of their models.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    Just got the camera so I haven't tried solutions...but will probably just return it.

  • upset1978 Mar 19, 2008

    I bought this camara 7 months ago and it was draining new batteries and now with brand new camara batteries it is saying battery empty. Can this be fixed

  • juancaval Apr 02, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I just bought some new rechargeble batteries, and after 5 min of use the camera starts showing the low battery message. Can this be fixed? Thank you.

  • nundy May 15, 2008

    i have a OLYMPUS SP550UZ camera whose batteries drain out after using for half an hour approx 20/25 shots. i even purchased quit a couple of AA nimh batteries and replaced chargers but turns useless. Whats the way out? I am clueless. Can somebody advise me. I stay i Kolkata. India.



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This is the worst camera I have ever owned. There is nothing wrong with your batteries. The Battery Empty sign lights up even when I know they are full. It happens all the time with mine. I believe it to be the contacts in the battery compartment. When it happens, quickly undo the hatch and turn the batteries slightly and then reclose and turn back on. Hey presto your batteries are full again

Posted on Dec 21, 2007



Leave the baterries out for about 5 minutes and put them back in.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007



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No repair for this one I fear. This seems as it has an internal short and this will not be repaired.

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