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Just bought two new package of batteries from Best Buy. Only reading 50%.

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teendocmbc
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I have just bought two new packages of batteries from best buy and when I put it in our outdoor camera, the "new" battery life is only reading 50%.  I know that both packages of batteries cannot be that dead right out of package.  Has anyone seen this or am I doing something wrong on the camera?

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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TomMac
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First , what type did you buy ( brand, number )?

Second, pull batteries and confirm 1) they are in correctly 2) one of the springs aren't jammed or dirty ( if one of the 2 sets don't make contact, the reading is 50%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TomMac
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First , what type did you buy ( brand, number )?

Second, pull batteries and confirm 1) they are in correctly 2) one of the springs aren't jammed or dirty ( if one of the 2 sets don't make contact, the reading is 50%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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teendocmbc
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They are Panasonic Lithium CR123.  Took batteries out and wiped down the contacts and springs with Q-tip just in case.  Put batteries back in and back to 100%  Thank you for the tip!