Help, my camera will not charge, the green light never comes on.
Okay, so I've had this camera for a few years and know I need a new one. It has been dropped a couple of times in the last few weeks. I had been noticing that the batteries were not holding a charge very long. So I bought a new battery. Then after charging it all night, nothing. No charge. I then, finally, noticed that the green lights that indicate charging where not coming on. The other functions work, like printing and downloading. Is there something I can do to get it working or is it time for a new camera? I looked at the place where it charges and it looks okay to me and my hubby said he had cleaned it.
Please help, I can't live with out my camera.
Re: Help, my camera will not charge, the green light...
Probabaly not the best advice you will be given but just included out of interest, I had a Kodak which would not charge properly and which saw even a new battery as discharged,I looked forward to an immence repair bill but was advised to clean the actual connection in the camera which makes contact with the battery. I used a fiber glass pencil and to my surprise this totaly cleared all the fault.I am sorry to say that your problem sounds somewhat worse than mine but the cost of attempting a repair is minimal.
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I suggest you to once try switching over to 2500 mAh Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable
batteries. you will see a difference.Digital cameras with zoom lens
need more power than what can be supplied by ordinary batteries.
A blinking green light means the charger is charging the battery. A steady green light (same LED) means that charging is complete. If the light never stops blinking and we assume that your charger is working correctly, you may have a defective battery. Rechargeable batteries do not last forever. After a few years, there ability to take and hold a charge declines. It may be time to buy a new battery.
Okay what happens sometimes is the charger gets into a feed back loop. What to do is remove the battery unplug the charger wait a few seconds (Maybe 20/30) plug the charger back into the outlet and then put the battery back in the charger. It should start to charge again and a few minutes later go to the blinking for full charge green.
It'll happen the other way as well meaning if the battery gets a memory (they say they don't but they do) you need to unplug the battery let is sit till it's cool and put it back on charge again. I've had this problem many times and have put it on charge and back off several times with in 15 minutes before it started to charge as it should.
Also these batteries do have a life span and if it's a three year old battery with many charges it could be failing meaning it just won't take a full charge.
The manual says that a red light is a charging error. Green means it is charging and the light goes out when charging is complete.
The camera must be turned off when charging the battery. They recommend a full 8 hour charge for a new battery, then allow it to discharge completely (leave the camera on I guess) and charge it again "before use".
You can download the manual from this page. Select the "Resources" tab.
This camera is probably a 5.0 megapixel camera and is a few years old. The cost to repair may be more than what you want to spend on it. Make sure that the battery (batteries) is or are charged or good. If you cannot get the camera to turn on, then some problem exists which needs repair.
Most likely the charging circuitry has failed. When you fully charge the new battery what does the battery meter read on the camera? Your two options no matter what the case are repair vs. replacement. If you need further assistance let me know. Thanks, Lee
If you have charged the battery many times then after 3 years that could be to 90% your problem. Firstly try to clean the battery contacts and camera contactswith cleaning alcohol or contact cleaner. If that does not help, it is a new battery.