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    Nikon F100 Battery Drain

    Just acquired a mint F100 from an estate. Ran a test roll, everything's fine. The only problem is that it eats batteries! I'll put a set of new alkalines in, dry fire a couple of shots, and the battery is completely dead. Switched batteries, tried some rechargeable ni cads--same problem. Any one else experienced this with this camera? BTW, in all my years of shooting 35mm, this is my first Nikon. Any suggestions out there?

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    Excessive battery drain is usually due to an electrical fault, I suggest have the problem diagnosed and corrected by a professional camera technician.
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    I absolutely love my little F100 and the batteries last a long time. Have it checked or buy another on ebay they are cheap for what you get. Here is a photo of my little Granddaughter I took last week with the F100 and Nikon 80-200 f 2.8 ED. That camera and lens plus a 24 mm makes an awesome combination.


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    This isn't going to help but I'm curious.

    I've never seen a camera that killed batteries that fast. Are they hot or warm when you take them out of the camera?
    Is anything visible when you take a look into the battery chamber? Piece of wire? chewing gum wrapper? 15A fuse?
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    This isn't going to help but I'm curious.

    I've never seen a camera that killed batteries that fast. Are they hot or warm when you take them out of the camera?
    Is anything visible when you take a look into the battery chamber? Piece of wire? chewing gum wrapper? 15A fuse?
    They're not even warm when I remove them. Very strange...I put in a set of rechargeable Ni Mh a about 6 hours ago and they are still holding the charge. I also played with the battery holder--it seems that its slightly bent (although I can't see why that would drain fresh batteries). When I pressed the holder in, it seemed to make better contact. Thanks for all the help..I'll keep you guys posted.

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    Are you sure the batteries are really dead? Maybe there is an intermittent power problem due to a poor connection in the battery holder. You could remove the batteries then reinstall the same ones to check that out.

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    Just to put closure on this thread, I switched to rechargeable Ni Hd and also fiddled with the battery holder which seems to have done the trick. I'll probably have to get a new battery holder because the connection seems a bit loose when inserted into the F100 body. Thanks for all the help & support.



 

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