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Old Jun 16, 2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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My minolta battery indicator say low battery life. I have used rechargable and regular duracell my camera is not working at all. All it shows is battery indicatorblinking. Any thoughts. Thanks..
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 9:06 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums.

What camera model, and what kind of rechargeables?

With many models, you'll need high capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries (2500 mAh batteries are a popular choice). Alkalines are virtually useless in many cameras, inculding some of the Minolta models (not enough power). See this page for more details on battery options:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/nimh_batteries.html


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Old Jun 16, 2006, 11:18 AM   #3
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I have to agree. Regular AA batteries are virtually useless in Minolta cameras. For some reason these little cameras (mine is an F-300) seem tosuck up power more than others. I recently bought some KODAK brand (found them @ Walmarts) rechargable batteries and they seem to be working out.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 11:26 AM   #4
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I missed your camera model (you can't see the second line in the thread topic unless you're looking at a list of threads).

Your S414 is one of the models that will require more power.

You'll want high capacity NiMH Rechargeable Batteries.

Alkalines and other types of rechargeables will be virtually useless in it.

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Old Jun 16, 2006, 11:20 PM   #5
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My camera is a Minolta Dimage S414 which came with 1.2 volt rechareable nickel metal hydride batteries and charger. I also have tired Sanyoni-mh 2500mAH rechargeables . I have used both of these in the past in this camera and they worked fine. I also have used AA batteries. All of a sudden my camera is not working. It just flashes the battery icon showing no charge. Thanks
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 6:34 AM   #6
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You may want to try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera in case there is a bit of oxidation on them.

I've seen this topic come up before (low battery indication with S414). I've even people with brand new cameras complain about it.

So, there is probably something odd about this model that causes it. Here is another thread on it:


http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...=20&page=2

I'd try leaving fully charged batteries in it overnight, too (just in case an internal capacitor not fully charged might have something to do with it).




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Old Jun 18, 2006, 12:39 AM   #7
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Thanks Jim,



I have tried cleaning all the contacts..its so strange my camera was working fine just a week ago. I will try leaving the batteries in. Thanks
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