When I got this camera as gift it was new so I put to charge but it never lasted long... The camera was always shuting down after like 5-15 minutes of use... Even if i leave it charging during the night I still have the same problem... So you think i can resolve the problem let me know or else I would like to get a new battery or if it's worth buying a new camera. Thank you Marvin
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this occurs in any device that uses battery/s in some cases a small short forms that drains the batts there is only two fixs have the fault found by a service tech and repaired ( expensive and very hard to find) or store the batts out of the camera untill its being used now if the batts are not lasting in the camera then its the batterys simple. always remember with units such as camers always always use rechargable batts they give a heck of a lot more power drive than shelff pre charged batts
Yes, it's possible. Rechargeable batteries don't last forever. Lithium batteries in particular can fail early if they are allowed to become totally discharged.
The best way to proceed is to buy a new battery, then try to charge it. If it charges and the camera works, problem solved.
If it doesn't charge, then you will need a new charger. The battery will not be wasted though, as it is always handy to have a spare.
If having bought both new battery and new charger you camera still won't work, then you will have to look into your warranty or return it to the shop- however that works in your country.
It is possible to check the voltage of the battery with a meter (you can buy a general purpose multi-meter cheaply) but this takes a modicum of skill and interpretation. Even a run down battery may show some voltage on a meter, as it doesn't draw much current.
Make sure that the battery you just purchased is designed for a digital camera. Some batteries, although look the same, may not produce the voltage to power a camera. Look on the package and states it's for cameras.
Your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts. As it is still under guarantee, I would ask for a replacement as the unit has not worked from day 1 Please rate our solutions and if you still have problems please call back for more ideas to help you
Thanks Richard Scott Technical Support New Zealand
Generally Lithium-Ion camera batteries will last around 1-2 years. The batteries have a "memory", meaning that after a certain number of charges they begin to hold less of a charge. If your camera is still under the manufacturers warranty you can contact your manufacturer for assistance, otherwise most places you can buy digital cameras carry replacement batteries, but it is definitely time for a new one.
I bought a few SL400R.. yes I think this is the best camera ever. The battery that came with the cameras always would last very short time, especially in cold weather. But when I ordered new ones online, these would last very long. The specs of the new batteries are the same as the original ones. Go figure. After that I ordered external charger too, so I dont need to use the camera's built-in charger. Works very well.