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Olympus FE-270 - battery issues

I have an Olympus FE-270 and currently use rechargable Ni-MH batteries. Regardless of whether i use those ones rechharged or new AA batteries the camera continually tells me the battery is flat. I am lucky to get 4 photos out of the batteries some times. Can you pls assist?

Someone mentioned it could be the memory card but that is an XD as recommended.

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  • katiemuzz Jan 13, 2009

    If that is the case is it fixable?

    Other people have reported the same problem and the recommendations were to change the batteries to the type i'm using. Is it possible its the batteries - or is it definitely the camera?

    If so, who can fix this issue?

  • katiemuzz Jan 13, 2009

    Do i need to try and diable it to test it? If I was able to diable those functions doesn't that defeat the purpose of having a camera with those functions?

    Is it worth taking it to a camera shop or just buying a new one? It seems strange that Olympus haven't recalled these cameras if its such a prominent issue.

    Are internal problems in cameras fixable?

  • katiemuzz Jan 13, 2009

    Brand new batteries and fully recharged batteries do not work - and have never worked. Do i need to buy higher voltage batteries? They are 2000 MAh.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Other than cleaning the battery connectors/terminals inside the camera's battery compartment, may I suggest that you try:

  • scrape the connectors/terminals. The idea is to expose fresh metal in the possibility of corrosion;
  • slightly bend or stretch the contacts/terminals. The idea is to ensure more pressure connecting to the batteries.
Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Sir,

Many peoples have the same problem. Check this link. It is the problem of bad sensor. Check replacement if you have warranty. Also try with 2500 mAh Energizer Batteries. Energizer is best in market.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Have the metal contacts on both the battery & charger been cleaned? Use a pencil eraser and clean both sets of contacts. (Also check that the power cord is inserted correctly into the back of the charger. It is easy to come loose and stop the charging.)

You should consider buying a new battery. Not only to help analyse the problem, but to use as a spare. I love my FE-270, but realized a long time ago that it's best to have a spare battery when you are out shooting all day.

Good luck,

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Hello katiemuzz,

My experience with batteries and cameras have varied, but there are two things for certain. Features and temperature.

Features
Using the "advanced or manual" features on your camera such lengthening exposure time can quickly deplete batteries so make sure the camera is set to Auto.

Temperature
If you are shooting in extreme temperatures (especially if it's really cold) batteries don't seem to cope well and sometimes won't work at all.

If these two factors don't apply (and the other solutions didn't work), then I would venture to say it definitely in need of repairs. To price a repair through Olympus you can call (800) 622-6372, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 7:00pm Eastern Time. Their Customer Service and Repair page has more information that may help you.

Regards,

Jordan

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Im thinking it might be the charge detector.  it detects the milliamp charge from the battery and gives the camera a formula as to how many pics it can take.  but honestly i haven't the foggiest on how to fix it other than to take it to a camera shop.  
good luck

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As if cleaning the connectors does not helps.as you have tried replacing the battery it does same.so it clearly indicates of a error in camera itself.as if the device is too old.replacing is the best option.but if its new just get it replaced oir repaired at a repair center.sometimes there is just a silly single soldering issue and the device starts working.so its woth taking a chance to take it to the repair center.if the repair estimate is very high.going for new is advisable

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Yes that can be easily fixed.and is worth getting it repaired.
also local repair center near your area will be helpful for this issue but if you does not find any relaible then
here is the link below just click it.
http://www.advancecamera.com/repair
the link will help you to get the device repaired and serviced
· Free estimates.
· Reasonable rates.
· Fast, friendly, and personal service.
· Top quality repairs.
· Advance Camera 1 Year Warranty

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Welcome to Fixya! Have you Tried Cleaning the Connectors? Where the Batteries go in, Get a Q-Tip and Put some Alcohol on it and Clean the Connectors for the Balleries. Pencil Erasers Work also.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 13, 2009

    If this does not work, You probably should Get it Replaced. I have looked in the Archives for this Problem and Not one person has been able to get this Fixed without taking it back or Replacing the Camera.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 15, 2009

    I would Definately have it Repaired at an Authorized Service Center If you wnt to keep it.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 15, 2009

    I did some further research on this after the First post and that seems to be the Resolution for 99% of Consumers with this Problem. Different Batteries will do Nothing.

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Seems that this can work for you.
Sergio

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There's a problem with the camera itself. It drains the battery too much. You can try to disable the Screen Display and Flash first to check if the battery lasts long.

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It is quite possible that the internal connections are lose and not able to carry reqiure power to device.that why it show battery flat.

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There is a battery level/charge sensor circuit, if it senses the voltage is below a certain level, about 2.75 volts it will tell u the batteries are in need of charge or replacement, there must be a problem in this sensor. Have u checked the voltage of the batteries it says are flat? they should be over 1.5 volts for a new battery

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