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Old Oct 15, 2005, 9:38 AM   #1
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Hello,
I have a Konica Milolta Dimage Z2, that the batteries run down after 36 hours of setting on shelf. I bought the camera new and called technical assistance on several occasions, and still got the same answer that I just needed to buy higher quality batteries. I do not think they understood that I was not using the camera when the batteries run down.
Does anyone know of a person or article that may be able to help me to fix this issue?
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 2:35 PM   #2
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What kind of batteries do you use and does the camera start for a while and then shut down or just doesnt start anyway after setting 36 hours??
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 3:05 PM   #3
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I am currently using "Monster" ultra high capacity rechargable batteries.
they have a 2100mAH rating. (recommended by Konica Minolta tech rep)
I can use the camera for a full day and take 200 high quality photos while doing lots of zooming etc. The camera has a green led on the back face that stays illuminated all the time, but goes off when the camera is powered on. I wonder if this is the root cause of my problem
If I put new or recharged batteries in the camera on the morning of one day and set the camera on the shelf. they will be dead by the next night.
It is a great camera other than that unwanted feature!
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 7:48 AM   #4
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That sounds strange... I also have a Z2 but I don't have the green led you told about. This must be for the new series. I think there must be something absorbing the power of your batteries. The camera cant do such a thing if there is no defect. Could there be something weird about the place (shelf) you put the camera in? Meybe a magnetic area or something???
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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Actually I travel with the camera alot. I have been living with this parasitic draw feature for over a year now, and have learned to remove the batteries while not in use.
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 10:45 AM   #6
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The camera has a green led on the back face that stays illuminated all the time, but goes off when the camera is powered on. I wonder if this is the root cause of my problem
This looks like kind of "standby mode". There must be a setting somewhere that let you choose between "stand by" and "power off" when you push the power button, ... like in a PC :?
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 10:58 AM   #7
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I have not been able to find that setting. However after some google research I discovered that the camera is supposed to have a keep alive memory battery.
I have always had to reset the clock whenever I install fresh batteries, so now I am wondering if this memory battery is the culprit. And the LED is just a warning for that battery.
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