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My brother was nice enough to buy me 2 packs of AA batteries to use in my camera so I can take photos for WIPing and PIP processes, but none of the first pack of batteries work in the damn camera? the camera comes on for a second and turns off, as if the batteries had no charge.
Seriously whats going on here?
The second pack works fine from what I can see, do batteries have a used by date or something? Not impressed.
Take em back and get new ones...?
Batteries who lie around for to long lose their charge (that's why they should be stored in cold places. Like refrigators), so they could be really old or something.
Just take them back to the shop as faulty and get a replacement.
I see you're in Oz, so it might be different there, but here in the states, many battery manufacturers DO in fact have dates on the package showing when the battery was made, etc. Many also have little meters you can use (press both contact points with your fingers) built onto the outside of the battery itself to show how much juice a battery has left. They've never worked perfectly, but I'd still suggest buying those from now on, if you can get them. At least it will reassure you that the problem is the battery, not your camera.
Its also worth pointing out the make of them. I know in the UK if you buy cheap supermarket brands (Or any cheapy brand for that matter) of any size batt, they aren't going to last all that long at all... no matter how many you got in the pack :/
You can get batteries that are made for things like digi cams (You might already know this, I don't know.)... or it might also be worth investing in a bunch of rechargable digi cam batteries and a recharger...thing.
For example mine has slots for 4 batteries, and I have about 8 them. They do seem to last a lot longer than your normal AA's and as soon as one set goes, I can replace them quickly enough, and place the used ones back for charge.
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Regular "cheap batteries" will live about as long as I enjoyed making the Hydra model for the dark elves. If they are Ni-Cad, take them back you just got a bad pack.
Ah yes the dark elf hydra. I've heard they use stories about building that model to scare little children into behaving. I'd agree with everyone else though, just take 'em back and get a new pack.
Well, it's been established you should take them back. However, some other options -
1) Put them back in the packaging, tape the package back together, go back to the store and put them back on the shelf for somebody else to find.
2) Throw them in some fire and see what happens.
3) Sit alone in your room and grumble bitterly about cheap batteries while plotting your revenge.
for the record haha they were duracell. they were cheap because its normally about 8 bucks a pack but it was 2 packs for 9$, very CHEAP! I didn't take them back, I just tried them a second time and they worked, I guess they need time to start up or something totally ridiculous. Oh well thanks