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Camera dead, lithium battery uncharged for six months

I lost my lithium batter charger late june. I procrastinated buying a new one. I bought a universal adapter at Best Buy (my camera was compatible, i checked out the back) and charged the battery for two hours. My camera still won't turn on. did i kill the battery by waiting too long to re-charge it? what do i need to do?

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Re: camera dead, lithium battery uncharged for six months


If your sd400 is like mine, both batteries were dead within 18 months with very minimal use. Try a new one (battery).

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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Digital camera batteries go bad?

Yes the can go bad.
I still have 9 year old Kodak lithium batteries in good condition, nut I know sometimes my rechargeable batteries last no longer then a year. It is a shame that some camera brands only give a 90 day warranty on the batteries.
To keep your rechargeable batteries in a good condition, give them a charge at least every 3 months. Or always a day before you need the camera. Never try to use speed chargers. I still have a charger capable of charging full within 15 minutes. The barrettes are hot, and when charged that way after 10 or 20 times they are dead.
Just use the charger that came with your camera.
But if you only can shoot a few shote with your battery, buy a new battery.

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Nikon Coolpix L110 camera was bought for me for Christmas 2010. Worked fine at first, but now seems to be having problems. Batteries don't last. I just bought new batteries in Feb/March this year...

You have to charge the batteries for nearly 8-10 hours. Brand new batteries also require a full recharge of 8-10 hours.Not only making sure the batteries are charged, have you changed the battery in the menu under type of batteries.
Download this manual : and go to page #114
Buy EN-MH2-B4/MH-73 Kit (4 Rechargeable Batteries + Charger)

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I have the powershot SD3500IS abd it says i need to change the battery pack what is that and how can i fix it also if i dont have a charer can i charge it with the usb ?

"Change batter pack" means your battery is dead. The camera should have come with a charger in the bok that can plug into the outlet in your wall. It uses a lithium ion battery, so you can't use a regular AA batter charger, for instance. You cannot charge the battery via the usb into your computer.

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When I turn on camera, get message "change the battery pack" and then camera turns off. Also, where I can get an instruction manual -- I must have lost mine. Thanks,

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 work, then the problem is something else (dead charger?). The battery will not be wasted though, as it is always handy to have a spare.

You can download a manual from this page.

Nov 05, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

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New battery and still camera will not turn on

Lithium batteries are usually supplied uncharged as new. You need to charge the battery (if you haven't already done so).

Out of three lithium camera batteries I have bought recently, only one would charge up, so it is possible that you got a dud. But try to charge it for a full twelve hours first.

Oct 20, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

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DSV-V1 no power, doesn't react on battery or batterycharger

You may still have a battery fault, and the only way you'll find out is to buy or borrow an external charger such as the Sony BC-VC10. Buying a new battery won't solve it as they're supplied uncharged.

If you live in the UK and can post the battery to me I'll try to recharge it for you and will post it back afterwards.

BTW: Is your battery a genuine Sony InfoLITHIUM C, model number NP-FC11?

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Will Not Charge

I recomend to buy a new charger original of the camera

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I lost my battery charger and i need to charge my camera battery

I lost mine too and did a search on ebay found one from hong kong that worked just fine it was cheap too! just search ebay.

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Rapid battery drain in my *ist DS

Have you tried it with lithiums? It may not be a discharge problem so much as a low-battery detect problem. The NiMH are very low voltage even when fully charged compared with a lithium, maybe that's a clue. Either way it looks like a trip to Mr Pentax to get it orted :-( FWIW I use lithium AAs routinely, I tried some NiMH that I had and only got about 250 shots per charg and they failed a bit too abruptly - mid file write! - for my taste. I get 800-1200 shots from a set of Energizer AA lithiums, they give me plenty of warning of impending failure, I can stand the cost and I value the peace of mind that they give :-)

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