Power issue with the Kodak dx3215

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ryl, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. Ryl

    Ryl Guest

    Hello.

    Just bought this camera second hand for my daughter.

    We've been experiencing power issues: even though we insert new
    batteries the camera powers down after a very short time, say 5
    minutes. And then, the only way to start it up again is to either
    install another pair of batteries or move the batteries around.

    Any ideas?? Should I fork out the money for Lithium AAA batties?

    Thanks,

    Richard
     
    Ryl, Jun 24, 2004
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    ICee Guest

    Digital cameras eat alkaline batteries *very* fast, as you have found.
    Lithium batteries will last longer, but they are not economical. Your
    best bet is to get NiMH rechargeable batteries and a charger. NiMH
    batteries will last much longer than lithium batteries and they can be
    recharged around 1000 times. Notice the note at the bottom of this
    page.
    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/batteries/batteryDigCamChart.jhtml?camera=DX3215
    Your shorter link is: http://makeashorterlink.com/?A282113A8
     
    ICee, Jun 24, 2004
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    The DX3215 uses AA batteries, and if you are using alkaline batteries,
    it will not work well. Buy either disposable CRV3 batteries, or
    rechargeable AA NIMH batteries and a charger and you will be much
    happier. You can find the complete manual online at the www.kodak.com
    site in case you didn't get one with the camera.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jun 24, 2004
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  4. Ryl

    Richard Guest

    Thanks for the info. I'll get the rechargeables.

    Richard
     
    Richard, Jun 24, 2004
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  5. Ryl

    Richard Guest

    Thanks Ron.

    I'll do that.

    Richard

     
    Richard, Jun 24, 2004
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    ICee Guest

    ICee, Jun 24, 2004
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Ryl,

    Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with batteries.

    More than likely you are experiencing this trouble due to general alkaline
    battery use? If that is your situation, I suggest you get a recharger and
    NiMH batteries. There are long lasting 2100 MAH batteries now available
    that should power your daughters camera for a long time. When they do run
    down, just recharge. Give that a try, and keep in mind that due to the
    nature of their chemistry, Ni-MH batteries perform better when used
    regularly. When they are not used, their internal chemicals can
    crystallize. This is very similar to how a jar of honey that has sat on the
    shelf a long time can crystallize. The crystallized part of the battery
    does not hold a charge and therefore reduces the overall charge capacity of
    the battery.

    In the case of honey, you can heat the jar to un-crystallize it. For the
    Ni-MH batteries, the conditioning process below will help reverse the
    crystallization and increase the capacity for holding a charge. It is also
    important to note that after conditioning, the chemicals inside the battery
    can crystallize once again if the battery sees little use. In that case it
    would be necessary to follow the conditioning process once again.

    If you use the camera infrequently, you may wish to consider using
    disposable CRV3 or AA lithium batteries. Many of our infrequent users have
    found the long storage capacity of this battery to outweigh the additional
    cost of it being disposable.

    If this conditioning process did not correct the charging issue with your
    battery, please respond to this email with your name, address, and phone
    number. To ensure priority service, please do not change the subject line
    of the reply. We will send a replacement battery along with a return
    envelope for your old battery.

    Talk to you soon, Ryl, let me know if you have any questions.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Ron Baird, Jun 28, 2004
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