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L830 wont charge

Have got a samsung L830 that wont charge or turn on. Plugged the charger in and it just flashes orange. Have lefted charging for approx 5 hours still nothing. Have checked the battery was in right. Only just got this as a gift.

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  • dokyueva Nov 05, 2008

    exact same problem for me. Last time i used the camera was several months ago... otherwise its brand new... HELP!!

  • photosofus08 Nov 13, 2008

    My camera is just fine. I was just using it earlier today and then I went to charge it and it just flashes orange and then goes blank. The light is supposed to be red whenever the battery is about dead, which mine is....I have yet to figure out this problem. I'm not sure if it's the usb cable or the charger.

  • ChrisJP Jan 26, 2009

    I don't beleive it's the battery as I've bought 2 extra now for a total of three batteries and all have the same problem- light blinks orange when it should be charging and batteries don't charge!

  • beaumont1 Feb 02, 2009

    i too have same prob :(

  • SadCameraGuy Feb 02, 2009

    Yep, same problem. Haven't used the camera in several months but otherwise is new. Orange light flashing, no life in the camera :-(

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    i had mine for about 1 1/2 years so far but for the last 6 months my charger has been broke i just got a charger and its just flashing orangeĀ 

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I too have the same problem: I don't recall dropping the camera or going swimming with it, but the lead just flashes orange.

  • xo0kt0ox May 11, 2010

    Hi, can anyone else shed light on this problem? As others have mentioned above, i too have bought new batteries which don't work! What else could it be?



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It is possibly the battery itself. i have a two batteries for this camera one of them has this problem orange flashing light and doesn't charge and the other works fine. You might need to get a new battery. Good luck

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