Are lithium and alkaline batteries the same? I can't get my daughter's camera to work even after changing the batteries. It says "lithium" batteries, but all we have are "alkaline" batteries.
It won't even turn on to change the settings.Nutter said:Cameras usually recognise the difference. If it's standard digital point & shoot you should be able to change the settings for the battery type somewhere in the menu.
Well that explains a lot of my trouble, then.gunner13 said:
I'll try that! We have some re-chargeables around the house somewhere. Thank you so much I don't remember what type of camera it is, but I'll find out when I get home from work this evening.Nutter said:I regularly use alkaline batteries in my digital cameras. The reason it won't switch on is because it is still set for the lithium batteries. You need lithium batteries in it to change the settings to alkaline. It's a pain in the rear. With some cameras you can substitute ni-cad batteries for lithium rather than change settings for alkaline. That may or may not work for you depending on exactly what camera you are using. If you have some rechargable ni-cad batteries the right size, give them a try. It won't do any harm but it might just get you taking pics again.