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06-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Just for fun, I ordered one from China off ebay for 3.99...doesn't work with alkaline AAs...says battery depleted...guess it's defective. Anyone else have problems with one of these?

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If the display is showing "depleted" then it seems likely that the holder is working. Are you the batteries are in good shape. The other thing is that, with my K-x (which is much the same as the K-r):
1. when using batteries I need to put them is for a quite a few seconds before I turn on the camera - otherwise I get a false reading.
2. Alkalines don't perform very well in these cameras. They drop in voltage fairly quickly and don't take many photos. You need some good NiMh batteries like Eneloops.
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Thanks...I'll buy some new lithium AA's and try it...
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I also ordered a 3.99 adapter, no problems with NiMh batteries

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I have also one and without any problem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by emulsify Quote
Just for fun, I ordered one from China off ebay for 3.99...doesn't work with alkaline AAs...says battery depleted...guess it's defective. Anyone else have problems with one of these?
The camera has a menu option for AA batteries. The default is 'Auto'. I would suggest you not use 'Auto' and take the option to specifically tell the camera what type of AA battery you are using - alkaline, NiMH, and so on.
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I bought two of the $3.99 battery adapters. I tried one with Eneloops, works great. The other I converted to an AC power adapter, also works great.
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I tried the alkaline setting but still got battery depleted...I'll try lithiums...

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