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JimK Jun 2, 2005 10:29 PM

My PDR-M700 always got at least 70 pictures from a set of freshly charged batteries (1850 mah NIMH). Now, after about 10 pics it shows the red dead battery symbol and shuts off. I assumed the batteries were bad. However, when I put the "dead" batteries in a flashlight, the light stayed brightly lit for over 2 hours. So, it looks like there's a problem in the camera. It seems to "think" the batteries are low when, in fact, they're not.

Has anyone else run across this problem?

cartiano Jun 3, 2005 4:51 PM

Have you tried putting another set of rechargable batteries into the camera?

I'm guessing the problem is with the batteries, not the camera. You've probably has used the batteries close to its lifetime span. Expiring rechargable batteries usually cannot be fully charged, no matter how long you've charged them. Your batteries perhaps are only half full or less. That explains you can only get 10 pictures instead of its usual amount. You could use them in your flashlight for over 2 hrs because theflashlight consumes less power from the batteries than the digicam.

jester1a Jul 2, 2005 11:04 AM

Same problem here except I have been using duracells and energizers- new batteries show no bars on the indicator and after a few pix the camera shuts down- it's not the batterys that are causing the problem.


lucky2505 Jul 3, 2005 1:30 AM

Here's the latest joke:

Q: How do you spell Toshiba?

A: Y-u-g-o

pamoi Sep 1, 2006 10:38 AM

did Any body gave you a solution or did you found the problem ... I have the same problem with my PDR-M700 ! and it is not cool

jester1a Sep 1, 2006 2:36 PM

I changed to NiMh rechargables and the problem went away. I had been reading that alkaline and the rest aren't up to use in a camera and if my experience is normal, I guess they were telling the truth.


pamoi Sep 13, 2006 11:05 AM

I all ready use Ni-Mh rechargeable battery ! any other advice about that problem !?

bill soper Sep 27, 2006 4:58 PM

This is the same problem experienced with the PDR-3300... I know, I own one. Out of warranty not worth fixing.

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