I don't have a power adapter for my camera, so I always run it off batteries. The last few weeks that camera won't stay powered on. When I power it on, the screen comes on then goes black as the lens is extending and retracting. Then the thing just powers off. I bought brand new batteries and gave them a full charge and cleaned the battery contacts with no joy. Can you help?
SOLUTION: Fot the past two years, fully charged NiMH and new alkaline (generic and fresh Name Brand batteries) in my CX7530 always gave a red light and immediate power off -- symptoms of low batteries. Today I tried it again with the same problem. This time, I folded up a small piece of stiff paper to depress the small Lithium battery module detect switch in the battery compartment, and put my NiMH batteries back in -- it WORKED for the first time in two years! After removing the paper and reinserting the batteries, it still works. I suspect this somehow recalibrates the low battery detect circuit. I hope it helps you as well.
Get this~ I brought my camera to my daughters softball game with new batteries, it kept turning off so I took the batteries out and replaced them, still red light flased and turned off. Then I took out my digital picture card and IT TURNED ON WITH THE GREEN LIGHT!! Took pictures and stored them on the actual camera~ go figure.
I don't have a power adapter for my camera either and the same thing has happened and I am not sure why or what to do? The camera won't stay powered on - when it powers up the screen comes on then goes black as the lens is extending and or retracting. Then the thing just powers off. HELP
I have a Kodak Easyshare CX7530 and it does the same thing. I put fully recahrged batteries in it and it blinks orange then red and it shuts off. Sometimes the light blinks green and the camera powers on and I am able to take about 3-5 pictures before the light begins to blink red and the camera powers off. I recharged ALL my bateries and tested the camera over and over with no luck. I notice that the manual indicates not to use Alkaline bateries, I used alkaline bateries once when my rechargable batteries ran out and I did not have any more with me and it seems that this is when the problem started. Has anyone used alkaline batteries and then has started to experience this problem?
I was having the same issue. Bought a new pair of Energizer batteries. Then when they didnt work, bought a new charger for the new batteries (thinking our charger may be bad). When they still didnt work, I bought a new set of Duracell batteries and a new charger. Charged them for 10 hours and then tried them in the camera...still not working. Happened to leave the batteries sitting out of the camera overnight...and when I put the old ones in the next morning, they worked! So I can return the chargers and batteries and use the old ones.
I have reachargable batters that came with the camera and i would let them charge all the way up and the base would say they were fully charged. but when i turned it on it would come on and then when i tried to take a picture it would shut off. so i noticed there was an orange flashing light so i let it flash until it dissappeared now it works fine. i hope this helps
Not sure about this problem either. I have had it so it eats batteries like crazy, new ones only seem to work for a little while.
Lately everytime I put new batteries in the camera won't even start up, the red light blinks and the lens won't even pop out.
It might be that I need to try more expensive batteries?
I had same problem. I opened up camera and simply move the back of the delete button around a bit to ensure the button would hit the contact when pressed. Closed the camera back up and it now works fine. I have dropped the camera a number of times I think the button and the contact became misaligned.
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Step 1: Take the battery out, plug in the charger and see if the laptop works. If it works, the battery may be the problem. Check the AC Adapter Check to make sure the adapter is plugged securely into the wall outlet, connected firmly to the adapter box and to the back of your laptop. Most AC adapters have a little light in them on that rectangular box in the middle of the cord that lights up when it's getting electricity. If that light isn't on, try a different outlet. Check your fuse or circuit breaker box and plug a different device into that outlet to make sure there is power to it. If it still does not light up, your adapter could need replacing. Also check the adapter box for signs of warmth, as it will generate heat when it's plugged in. No heat means no power.
Remove the Battery Sometimes it's as simple as a seated battery. Remove the battery entirely and clean out any dust, lint or hair that may be clogging the connectors and preventing a proper connection. Reseat the battery securely and make sure the little locking pins that hold your battery in place are securely fastened and there is no movement. Unplug your laptop while it is running. If it still works, the battery has been charging. If it shuts off, or doesn't hold a charge very long, you have a bad battery. Unplug your laptop while it is off, then try to turn it on. If the battery is bad, your laptop probably won't turn on at all. Turn off your laptop's screen-saver when testing its battery. The screen-saver will conserve the battery and not give a clear time frame for how long your battery can really last. Click the battery icon on your laptop when it is unplugged. It can tell you how much battery life you have available. This icon is usually located in the bottom right corner of your screen and will provide the percentage of battery power you have left. Keep track of the time it takes to go from 100% charged to 1% charged. If this takes less than an hour, your battery is probably beginning to fail. You can also try this every week or two to see if your battery holds a charge for shorter periods. Factor in the amount of time you have used your laptop. Most laptop batteries last 2 to 3 years or about 500 charges. Wait a few days before determining whether a new laptop battery is faulty. New batteries sometimes take a few charges to build up to their maximum run time.
There are other complaints all over the internet about this cameras' battery life. Are you using NiMH batteries or alkaline? If you used 8 you must be using alkaline. If they are heavy duty regular batteries you are using the wrong kind of battery. NiMh hold more power and last longer with a flatter power curve up till they are about done. Recahrging means not buying lots of batteries too. They should last for a long, long time; like a week or two at least. The manual and quick guide can be downloaded in PDF from http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/Photo-Downloads.html
Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in today's power hungry digital cameras. Some batteries may also have reached their shelf life at the store, and though brand-new right out of the package may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. The one's that came with your camera are just to show you that the camera works, but as you've discovered, they'll only last for a few pictures. Digital cameras that use AA's for the most part should only be used with modern rechargeable batteries. If you read the camera's instruction manual concerning batteries, you should see the same recommendation. Modern rechargeable batteries have over 5 times the power density of alkaline batteries (that's right, they last up to 5 times longer than an alkaline battery. And you can recharge them over and over!). Keep in mind rechargeable batteries will save you much money in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may be angry with yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
Is helicopter off when charging? Will not charge when powered on. Light on charger should go off when plugged into helicopter. Also, are you running battery dead? This will destroy a Li/Po battery. Never fully drain battery. Run only until you cannot maintain altitude. Land and power off. Cool for 10 minutes. Charge. Cool for 10 minutes. Skipping either "cool-downs" will also destroy your battery, albeit slower than the full discharge which can sometimes kill a Li/Po battery in only 1 or 2 cycles especially when they are new. Have any friends with a cell phone or laptop (Li/Po batteries also) that they hate because "it's always dying" or "the battery only lasts like 4 hours" whether or not they know why, it is ALWAYS because they rarely charge them fully, especially for the first few charges which are crucial, and the often run the things dead until they won't even turn on. Back on topic, I use and recommend the usb power adapter. When plugged in using the USB wall adapter, does the charging light still stay on? Certainly if "yes", and still likely if "no" sadly, this to me sounds like a fried battery, which, if it, as I suspect, was caused by frequent or early full discharges and/or hot charging/flying... then you're screwed. The batteries are cheap but quite tricky to replace. Need a steady hand and a needle tipped soldering iron and solder barely thicker than hair.
it seems you have a dud battery. you can get cheep ones on ebay . and having spare batteries is always good. you may wish to check if your battery has a charge if you know some one with a mulitmeter . see if you camera turns on with a mains power adapter if you have one
This camera will not run from the usb. It needs batteries or an adapter. Some small digital blister pack kind of cameras can run from the usb power from the computer or other source. Make sure you have full charged batteries. Take the batteries out, and check for corrosion inside the battery compartment. If any is there, clean and try again. Take care,
Try running camera directly on DC from charger and see if it stays functioning.
If it does, they you either have:-
1) a faulty Lion battery
2) the battery detect circuit in the camera is faulty (reporting low battery and forcing shutdown)
3) the power switch on top of the camera may be leaky or partially collapsed
4) internal power supply circuit in camera has developed a fault.
Good luck...hope that the issue is the battery.