Why do I get a batteries exhausted error?
After using my camera for a period of time, it says battery exhausted on the screen and then turns off.
This error comes from either the camera getting to hot or the batteries being depleted. To relieve this issue let the device sit for a while. If the error persists after letting the device sit, replace the batteries.
Checking the forums this seems to be a common error for this device but there is another reason this may happen. If the battery lid gets loose, the batteries are not held in tight. The extra space causes the batteries to arc which increases the heat inside of the camera. This issue maybe be relived by holding pressure on the side of the camera where the batteries compartment is. This pressure will create the correct contact that is needed for the device to work properly.
Mine have the same problem. Im doing only 1 solution everytime the problem occurs.
1. Remove the battery for 5-10secs then put it back in.
2.Unplug the usb cord on the charger.
3. Then insert again the cord into the charger
4. Put the charger on the wall socket
5. Connect the charger in your camera
Then suddenly the charging indication light will appear :)
You just have to be patient everytime it fails, just keep on doing it several times.
I guarantee it will work and it will saves your money ;) DO NOT STOP UNTIL THE CHARGING LIGHT APPEARS. Goodluck!
Remember: PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE :)
My wife had this problem which annoyed her so much that she stopped using it. I investigated and found out that in the battery settings there was no mode for standard zing batteries . I purchased some alkaline batteries and set mode to alkaline and they presto . She didnt use the camera for 7 years because of this lol. A simple thing that made a world of difference try before you do anything else .BATTERY
I had this problem also. I read that if you charge the battery IN the camera it might cause this problem. I purchased a wall charger to charge my battery and I haven't had this problem since. It probably would help to get a new battery if yours is old. Overheating can cause the problem also. Good luck.
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To solve the "Batter Exhausted" problem, first open the battery compartment and check what type of battery you are using - Alkaline, Lithium etc.
Next switch on the camera and press menu button and then tools option (wrench).
In the list, find the "Battery Type". You should see some options:
COOL PIX (Ni-MH)
Select one of the above options corresponding to the type of battery you are using.
That should solve the problem.
Read this on Tom's guide.
''try this ... i had the same problem with the same camera and this fixed it.
remove the battery, and remove the memory card ... then re-install the battery & turn on the camera.
this process seems to reset the camera, if the battery ran too low.
now you can re-install the memory card & battery and resume normal operation.
be sure to check for the small flashing green light on the back of the camera (next to the "flash" indicator symbol). it should be blinking when the camera is charging.''
I had the same problem with my Coolpix camera: I could charge for a couple min, but then the light went to “fast blink” mode and stopped charging and “Battery Exhausted” mode. I thought it might be a bad battery…but.. WITH TWO DIFFERENT BATTERIES? That made no sense. I read through many on-line answers, none worked for me.
What worked for me was simply using a different transformer. The transformer I’d been using (apple white transformer) was too small: 5 V/2.1 amps (about 10 W) It would change the camera and then stop, and the light began fast blinking. I replaced it with a larger transformer : 5V/3.1A (about 15 W) and that worked fine. Problem solved. It was just that simple.
I solved the problem by using alkaline batteries -Duracell brand. It wss driving me crazy -I kept getting the exhausted batteries sign and couldn't take photod, unless I replaced them every day or so. THE PROBLEM IS THE TYPE OF BATTERIES.
Use alkaline ones. It's worked for me.
I had the battery exhausted error message when I tried to recharge my coolpix S7000
I found using the supplied plug and cable resulted in the battery being depleted.
i tried a different usb cable plugged into an Anker multi point charger worked
hope this helps