How come my digital camera uses up new batteries in a flash?

by on September 20, 2011

Q: I have a 3 year old camera that has not been used for more than a couple of hours in total. All of the batteries I tried with it drained within no time at all, even the expensive ones designed for digicams! I was told that it would probably need a certain part replacing but can’t remember what it was now :-/ any chance you could tell me what it is so I can try and see how much that would cost? Thanx

3 Responses to “How come my digital camera uses up new batteries in a flash?”

    For any chance at offering a suggestion I’d need to know the make and model number for the camera you’re having a problem with.


    Olympus FE-310

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    Battery problems with this camera seem quite common. This page has some suggestions of things you can try to improve battery life:

    Many suggestions revolve around modifying the battery contacts so you may want to evaluate some of the suggested fixes there.