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Battery Problem i purchased a s100 and used it for every time i put my battery in straight from a fresh charge the battery lite comes on after 1 pic and it shuts off............... i put in my friends battery and the same thing....... is this a common problem with the s100 and is it worth fixing..... thnx

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  • flossygib Nov 05, 2007

    Yea, I have the same problem and have also purchased a new battery but the camera acts as if its dead?

  • saltchuck Nov 08, 2007

    I have a EX-Z1000 and every time I turn it on, within 5-10seconds of powering up the "Low battery indicator" displays in the lower left side. The camera will stay on, however as I try to take a picture, the BATTERY IS LOW message displays and the camera shuts off. I have purchased 2 new Casio NP-40 batteries and two new OPTEX L14000 universal lithium Ion battery chargers ( I have made sure all the battery connections are clean. My camera is useless until I fix this problem. Can anyone please help me?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    I bought the iSonic Snapbox DC-520 and I am having the same problem. I only enjoy this camera for a couple of weeks and since I bought on vacation I cannot go back and demand a refund. So I bought garbage.

  • Bill Wiseman Nov 19, 2007

    Same SD10 problem. NOT the batteries!

    Put new AA in camera,

    Turn on,

    Battery reads ok, take picture or two

    Battery reads HALF

    Turn off

    Take battery tray out

    Wait a few seconds

    Put tray back

    Turn on camera

    WALLA, FULL Battery

    Do over!

  • bella4ever_ Nov 24, 2007

    my fujifilm finepix f40 wont turn on even after i charge it. i have only dropped it once

  • jfgraham41 Nov 26, 2007

    When I put the battery in the charger the red light flashes & the battery does not charge. Camera has only ever taken around 50 pictures

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    have a goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera and used it just once! afterwards , when i inserted 4 battareies correctly, the display unit was very faint and the partg that displays images was totally dead!

  • sayaz Dec 31, 2007

    I have a Power shot A 620 and after one year of using it it started to eat up the batteries. I only can take a few pics before the redlight turning on.

  • fotomx Jan 02, 2008

    i put in new batteries in DS6200 and red light flashes after i take one pic.

  • Devodog Jan 05, 2008

    I have same problem, but purchased new NB-2l battery and now the camera will not power up with either battery. New battery showing 4.2 volts on multimeter. I know that there is a switch that must be engaged when battery cover is closed. Thinking maybe this switch is bad. Any thoughts?

  • Theone11 Feb 01, 2008

    I bought a np120 battery now the old or the battery wont power on the camera and ther fully charged... Only the DC adapter cuts it on!!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I have the same problem with " olympus C-3040 3,3Mpix" I put a fresh batterys in and they are drained in 1 -2 pictures. no matter if I haf rechargable or onetime use

  • javjar Feb 10, 2008

    I try to recharge battery on my camera but it does not recharge,every time i take off charger after it has been on there for at least an hour an a half the camera just shuts off?

  • anthrghst2 Feb 18, 2008

    I just purchased the Mustek DV5300SE DIGICAM 3MP . Digital Camera today. After playing with it for 10 minutes, learning the controls, the battery dies. I put a fresh set in and take 2 pics, and they die again. I have checked the contacts on the camera and they are fine.I checked the leads on the batteries and they too are fine...only dead. Now I am scratching my head. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    Ditto...same problem. Help ?

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    Exact same problem.
    Even bought a new battery and 1 picture and it shuts off.
    Maybe there is an internal battery?

    I don't want to throw the camera away..

  • BecHollis May 11, 2008

    We bought new battries for our canon power shot S51S when newly charged batteries would only give us about a dozen shots before the camera said change battries. The same thing has happened with the new battries. Now we will check the charger before going any further.

  • ay01646 May 21, 2008

    The same problem with a new A720 IS camera. The battery I use are 2100 mAh and after 2 shots they dies.

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  • jheinzel Jul 08, 2008

    every time i put batteryies in my Pentax camera, after 1 pic the camera shuts off...............
    I tried a new battery 2 more times and the same thing occured

    I tried the same battery in another item and the item worked. The battery was ok

  • reallybusted Jul 21, 2008

    I have an Olympus FE-110.  It's is now 2 years and 2 months old.  Suddenly I started getting the same battery problem.  Newly charged batteries will give me 1 photo, and then low battery indicator comes up.  Cleaned contacts, changed memory card - No use.. 

  • fred0106 Aug 23, 2008

    I have a new z80 and have used it for 3 months no problem. Now when I put the battery in th echarger, it wont charge, no light comes on.



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Sigma SD10 battery problems, possible solution.
If you find you have to reset the date and time, the internal battery has been depleted. If the new batteries indicate you cannot take more than a few pictures with the battery showing greatly discharged, the following procedure may correct the problem.

Put new or recharged batteries in the compartment. Take one or two pictures and if the battery indicator shows about 50%, just turn the camera off and let sit over night. In all probabilities the camera internal battery will be recharged and all will be well. Depending on the camera, you may prefer to leave it on all night.

Sigma thought the problem was a bad battery holder and they are shipping me a new one but I don’t think this was my problem, maybe others may have that problem. My camera is fixed with the above procedure.

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It sounds like you either have a bad battery, battery charger or maybe the battery has dirty connections. Try another set of batteries and if it still happens let me know. BMW

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I need some help please.....

I just bought a Sony camera S780 and a Panasonic DVD Camcorder from Walmart last week and I tried to charge the battery so that I could of used it but unfortunately the battery wouldn't charge. The charging light came on and it went back off within 5 mins. Is there something wrong with the battery, or the charger?

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I have a Cannon power shot S215.. I have never had any problems with it,,, but out of the blue it doesn't take pictures any more...on the screen it shows a hand.. I don't know what that means, I am guessing it is saying it is will record however with no problem,, it just doesn't take a still picture... and I can't turn it off.. after setting a few minutes it shuts itself off....

Please help

Posted on Jul 11, 2008


Hey i bought one second hand for $80nzd and its doing the same thing, although for me the red light starts flashing after the oregon scientific logo screen shows, and aswell as the flashing light theres just a black screen.

so what works for me is, i repeatedly click the select button untill the viewfinder shows then its ok to take pictures. the time it takes untill the viewfinder shows depends on the amount the battery is charged.

hope that helped

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Does your camera work with regular AA alkaline batteries ? I'm having a similar problem, my camera won't work with 1.2V NiMH rechargeables, but it works fine with 1.5V regular AA alkaline batteries.

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