New Batteries, but Camera isn't working

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  1. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch TPF Noob!

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    I have a Ricoh XR-M. The battery indicator said they were dead, so I changed them. Twice. Each time, I used brand new batteries. Each time, the low battery warning came on within a few minutes. The film wouldn't advance, and things began to shut down/flicker on the screen.

    Is this thing dead? If so, that's fine. Tell me the truth, doc -- I can take it. :confused:

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    I have a Canon AE-1 that did the same thing. I sent it off for a cleaning/repair. For under $50 I got it back and it's working nicely.
     
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    Get an battery tester that isn't in the camera and use that for testing because if its the camera thats not working you'll know.
     

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