@kurtm Unfortunately, as with all electronics, things start to go wonky after years of use. I can't say for sure what the problem might be, but here are some tips to keep squeezing some life out of the camera:
Hope these tips help, if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us and we'll do our best to work things out.
@kurtm We can't really re-program them unfortunately. If the above tips don't help you, degradation over time or a myriad of other things could be behind the sudden battery drain. The drain slowly getting worse would point to me to be something beginning to short out and/or the camera not properly going into sleep mode (which would be a main processor problem) which is causing the batteries to stay in a state of constant discharge.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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