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Camera will not stay on

When I turn my camera on it brings up the greating screen beeps 3 times then shuts off. Once in a while it will turn on longer and constantly beep and show across screen low battery

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Battery is dead. Replace them. Check the settings in the menu and if you are using rechargeables make sure the settings are correct. Off the shelf should be set as Alkaline. ****I have the same model camera

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