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Old Feb 7, 2005, 1:10 PM   #1
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Bought an Optio S4i in October and have been very happy with it. However, now when I fully charge it the battery only last for about 10 minutes (which is ridiculous!). Even if you charge it and don't use it, when you turn it back on (perhaps the next day), it prompts you to enter the date and time, and then runs out.

Has anyone heard of anything similar to this? I'm hoping its the battery and not the camera, and will test with a friend's battery.

If you can help, please respond.

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Old Feb 7, 2005, 4:11 PM   #2
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Were you using the cam outdoors in cold weather? Coldness cuts down battery life to half of the normal.
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 4:31 PM   #3
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No - even if you don't take the camera outside it still won't hold its charge.

Incidentally, after the initial long charge of the battery when we got the camera, we haven't left it on charge when not in use - in fact we've made a point of letting it run flat before charging again.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 3:48 AM   #4
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My S4i also did this twice the first period, perhaps after 3rd and 4th charging. Since then it has behaved normal again, and I would say with surprising long periods before recharge was necessary. Of course, if this do not stop, have it replaced on your guarantee.
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