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Charging Problem Charging appears complete after about 15 minutes. Normal charging time is 90 minutes. When the camera is turned on the oblong battery level indicator is filled white where previously it contained diagonal markings. The white disappears rapidly as the battery discharges within just a few minutes. Enough time to take a couple of picture. The camera then shuts down. I sent the camera to a repair company who at first said they could repair it. Later they told me the camera was "beyond economical repair." The camera worked normally when plugged into the mains supply.

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  • Stephen Bowles Sep 10, 2007

    Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. I have been so busy with college work lately and just did not get around to checking for answers.

    There are no non-rechargeable batteries available but an external charger can be bought at very little cost. I shall buy one as the camera works well otherwise.

    Thanks. Your help has been much appreciated.

  • Stephen Bowles Sep 10, 2007

    Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. I have been so busy with college work lately and just did not get around to checking for answers.

    There are no non-rechargeable batteries available but an external charger can be bought at very little cost. I shall buy one as the camera works well otherwise.

    Sincere thanks to valiis. Your help has been much appreciated.

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Sounds like the circuitry that controls the charging of the battery has gotten damaged. You can try using regular non-rechargeable batteries if the camera can use them. Otherwise you will have to find another way to charge the batterys, if you can find an external charger for the batteries that should work too. Hope this helps.

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