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Old 04-11-2007, 07:30 PM #1
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Cameras Eating Batteries.

So I put the batteries into the camera. And I turn it on. Then I take maybe 5 - 10 photos , and it dies. It flashes dead battery. This is happening on my Sony Cyber-Shot HDR-5. What do you guys think is going on?
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:33 PM #2
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:43 PM #3
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How many times has this happened? If this just happened once or just to batteries out of the same pack, you probably got a hold of some bad batteries.

Try some other new batteries.

If that doesn't work try this. Remove the batteries, shut batter door, put lens cap on, go out side, stand in middle of road in front of house, chunk camera as far as you can.... It wont fix the problem but it will make you feel better...
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:02 PM #4
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Rechargables will probably help a bit.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:07 PM #5
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Gee thanks for the advice Tony.

And Yeah I have been using rechargeable batteries, Duracell, and Energizer.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:17 PM #6
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Then revert to Tony's advice.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:29 PM #7
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:30 PM #8
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I had a set of Energizer 2500 mA batteries go bad on me...I was getting like 50 photos to a set. I threw them out and returned to my 3-year-old 1800 mA Rayovac batteries. I now get like 300 to a set.

Have you checked to see if your charger is bad? Have you tried alkalines? Alkalines, not "heavy duty" 99-cent-store batteries?
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:39 PM #9
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yeah, it's not uncommon for rechargables to go bad on you and not hold a full charge. Try some regular batteries and see what happens. If that works good, it's time for some new rechargables.... unless you've already tried plan b. Then I suggest B&H.
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:46 PM #10
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well... the batteries may have drained on the shelf, so try a fresh pack, one that is JUST purchased... if that still doesn't work, your camera uses lots of power...
try lithium batteries, they are more expensive but last MUCH longer...
also, try turning off quickview/liveview if it's a digital (idk brand names really)
or try brand new lithium rechargeables and make sure not to overcharge them...
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