Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Nikon

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 11, 2002, 4:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1
Default Battery problem on CP990

Recently, I've been having some battery problems on a CP990 that I've had for a few years. Within seconds (less than 10) of inserting batteries, even brand new ones, it will claim that the batteries are low. I know battery life in most digital cameras is short, but not quite this short...

Is there anything I can check before looking for repair shops?

srp336 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 11, 2002, 5:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
Klaus DK's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,216

Why not try downloading the newest firmware ? Sound like a softwareproblem.
Klaus DK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2002, 4:29 PM   #3
steve's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,535

You are using rechargeable NiMH type batteries right? Alkaline type won't get very far but even so they should not show up as "low" if they're new.


I also agree that you should try updating the camera firmware if it isn't the latest that's available already. However, you have to have a constant power supply to update firmware and if you're having battery troubles then you'll need to use the AC adapter. If you lose power during a firmware update you can turn the camera into a doorstop and it will have to go to Nikon for service.

steve is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 PM.