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11-02-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Hello From Canada :) With An AA Battery Question

Hi All,

I have a Pentax istD L, my first SLR and have used Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries with consistently good results for about 5 years until my last 2 packs of these batteries. I get nothing from them. I've swapped out SD cards as well. Is there some thing potentially wrong with the camera or are there better batteries out there? Thanks for any help anyone can provide!

11-02-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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Generally the Eneloop rechargeable ones have been well regarded. I have several sets still working well after 4 years. But if the brand you were using suddenly is not working anymore I would suspect something other than the batteries.

Try looking at the battery contacts to see if there is any tarnish on them. You might try buffing the contacts with a microfiber cloth or pencil eraser.

When you say "get nothing from them" what do you mean? They do not work at all? They last only a short time? Have you tried a battery tester to verify the batteries are good? Possible you mixed them up with old ones or they were old when you bought them at the store?
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Welcome to the forum, I'll let the cleverer folk than me address you battery question as I really have no idea.

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