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I have used my camera once. I was able to set the date and

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I have used my camera once. I was able to set the date and all things that needed to be. I stored my camera after my first initial use without the batteries in it. Now my camera will not let me set the date, kills the batteries within minutes.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Chances are that it is the battery or batteries that have failed. Even when not in the camera, they will discharge. If they discharge too far, they will not charge again. Once they drop below a certain capacity, they are no longer recognized. The best option is to replace them. On devices that can be charged from USB, you can sometimes connect them to a low current "dumb" source like a USB port which is only 500ma, let it trickle charge for several hours, and then try again. In this case, it would be easier to just replace them.

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

I should mention also that this camera is notorious for its chew through batteries. You won't get as much time as you would expect on a set.of batteries. But of course, it should be enough to be usable.