Gateway DC-M42 Digital Camera Has Poor Battery Performance Affected Products: Desktop Computers
Affected Operating Systems: Not OS DependentISSUE: When using a standard alkaline battery in the Gateway DC-M42 digital camera, the battery life is extremely short. RESOLUTION: Standard alkaline batteries are not adequate for digital cameras. For maximum battery life, use either "High Drain" alkaline batteries that are designed specifically for digital cameras or rechargeable nickel metal-hydride batteries, which can give you up to two times as many shots on a fresh charge.
If the issue still occurs with the accessory kit, verify the batteries are charged properly. For additional infomation about charging batteries, refer to the FAQ titled What are the operating instructions for charging batteries?.