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Charging question Is it possible to charge the battery for a 5340s without the camera dock? I recently got the camera secondhand and don't have any of the accessories except a USB cable I found on ebay. Perfectly good camera except the battery is dead and needs charging. Any ideas?

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I have the same camera. I don't think you can charge the battery without the dock, unless you find a separate charger for the Lithium battery it comes with. It's a Lenmar 3.7V/700mAh type battery. I looket it up on radioshack. I lost my charger RCA jack power chord. I am trying to find a new one. If you have any luck, post an answer.

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The charging procedure varies from camera to camera. Some cameras charge the battery by plugging the camera into a wall outlet. Some do it by connecting the camera to a powered USB outlet. Some cameras come with a separate battery charger. Some cameras come with a charging dock. Some cameras don't charge at all, using standard batteries which can be charged using a standard charger.

If you need more specific information, please reply to this post and specify the make and model of your camera.

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How do u charge the camera? What does the charger look like?

You can charge the batteries in three ways
1. Using an AC power adapter. Connect the AC power adapter to the camera trough the power adapter connector below the usb connector on the right side of the camera (looking from front). Then connect it to the AC power outlet.
2. If you have an optional HP Photosmart camera dock, plug the camera in the dock and then dock the camera. Same thing if you have a wireless dock.

While the battery is charging, the battery charging light in the camera blinks. Once the battery is fully charged, the blinking light stays solid.

It is better that you read the user manual for the camera. If you dont have one, download it free from the web:

The charging procedure is given with figures on page 6.

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