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Take the battery out of the camera, put it into the supplied LI-40C battery charger or a compatible, and plug the charger into a power outlet. If you need a battery charger, you can order a compatible charger from
I assume you charging battery in charger when it blinks.
This means the charger cannot charge the battery, as the battery has been left too long discharged & annodised inside...new battery required i'm affraid!
The AC adapter does not affect the battery in any way. You use the AC adapter as an alternate power source to power the camera. In order to charge the battery you need to remove it from the camera and use the charger that came with the camera.
@gminvite1 "Another way I found was when this happens, to push the battery to the
point the light will turn on, when it starts flashing slide it off then
back on. Do this a few times so it charges a little, then you should be
fine to leave it on."
I tried to do this with my LI-10C Olympus charger and it worked..The blinking red light turns to solid red..Thanks for the info...Now I won't be bothering to buy a new batt.or have my charger checked..
When you purchased the camera, there should have been a charge in the box (you got a lithium-ion rechargable battery with the camera, no?). You put the battery in the charger and plug the charger in the wall.