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I HAVE IXUS 55 CAMARA 3 YEARS OLD AND THE BATTERY NO LONGER HOLDS CHARGE AND SHOWS RED INDICATOR THAT IT NEED A RE CHARGE .WHEN CHARGED AFTER A TIME IT WILL SHOW GREEN LIGHT. I PURCHASED A NEW BATTERY WHICH WAS NOT IN SEALED CASE ?35 WHEN I CHARGE IT YELLOW LIGHT SHOWS FOR A FEW MINUTES THEN YELLOW LIGHT GOES OFF BUT NO SIGN OF GREEN LIGHT. IS THIS NORMAL FINTAN MULLALLY DUBLIN IRELAND

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  • Fintan Mullally Jun 19, 2009

    your reply does not give me clear answer

    I am using Battery charger CB-2LVE AND BOTH BATTERIES ARE type NB-4L possibly different manufacture dates ,but they should have same qualities.. eg;

    When charging yellow light stayes on until fully charged >> then changes to GREEN .



    The new battery bought last week when charging works differently >>>

    When I start to charge the battery YELLOW LIGHT SHOWS FOR APPROX 2 minutes ONLY

    AND THEN NO LIGHT ......I have no way of knowing if it is charging or when it is fully charged as the green light has never appeared .

    The new battery is working in so far as I can take pictures and download with it but I have no way of knowing if or when it is fully charged as the green light will not show on the battery charger and the yellow light switches off soon after charging starts .

    Is this Battery faulty if not how do I get the Green LIGHT to work ?????

  • Fintan Mullally Jun 19, 2009


    Comment posted on Jun 19, 2009
    your reply does not give me clear answer
    I am using Battery charger CB-2LVEBATTERIES ARE type NB-4L .. eg;
    I can take pictures and download with it but I have no way of knowing if or when it is fully charged as the green light will not show on the battery charger and the yellow light switches off soon after charging starts .
    Is this Battery faulty if not how do I get the Green LIGHT to work ?????








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  • Fintan Mullally Jun 19, 2009

    Comment posted on Jun 19, 2009
    your reply does not give me clear answer
    I am using Battery charger CB-2LVE AND BOTH BATTERIES ARE type NB-4L possibly different manufacture dates ,but they should have same qualities.. eg;
    When charging yellow light stayes on until fully charged >> then changes to GREEN .

    The new battery bought last week when charging works differently >>>
    When I start to charge the battery YELLOW LIGHT SHOWS FOR APPROX 2 minutes ONLY
    AND THEN NO LIGHT ......I have no way of knowing if it is charging or when it is fully charged as the green light has never appeared .
    The new battery is working in so far as I can take pictures and download with it but I have no way of knowing if or when it is fully charged as the green light will not show on the battery charger and the yellow light switches off soon after charging starts .
    Is this Battery faulty if not how do I get the Green LIGHT to work ?????

  • Fintan Mullally Jun 19, 2009


    Comment posted on Jun 19, 2009
    your reply does not give me clear answer all I need to know is if the Green light does not show is the battery faulty ?????
    I am using Battery charger CB-2LVE AND BOTH BATTERIES ARE type NB-4L possibly different manufacture dates ,but they should have same qualities.. eg;
    When charging yellow light stayes on until fully charged >> then changes to GREEN .

    The new battery bought last week when charging works differently >>>
    When I start to charge the battery YELLOW LIGHT SHOWS FOR APPROX 2 minutes ONLY
    AND THEN NO LIGHT ......I have no way of knowing if it is charging or when it is fully charged as the green light has never appeared .
    The new battery is working in so far as I can take pictures and download with it but I have no way of knowing if or when it is fully charged as the green light will not show on the battery charger and the yellow light switches off soon after charging starts .
    Is this Battery faulty if not how do I get the Green LIGHT to work ?????





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  • Fintan Mullally Jun 19, 2009

    avid 101

    I am using the external charger supplied when purchased and the lights work still when I charge my old battery pack nb-4L

    But When charging my new Battery pack >>Yellow light cuts out and no sign of fully charged GREEN LIGHT .

    IS THE BATTERY FAULTY ????

    I AM GOING OFF LINE NOW BUT THANKS FOR TRYING TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM ....

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The battery has a diode tri switch when it gets old the battery will no longer charge all the way or when it shows charged it is not and the small capacitor in the circuit acts as a battery it is on all small cameras to prevent overcharge for old batteries if you need more help p ask me right now this is locked to another expert, I have dealt with these problems before and the only way you can fix it is to replace the battery pack

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  • Bruce Hathcock Jun 19, 2009

    the battery is defective send it back for a replacement I have had a dozen do the same thing. call the manufacture I can tell you the charger only charges the control device is in the battery itself.

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If you are using a ac adapter that goes directly into the camera instead of using a battery charger that you just connect the battery to.

make sure the new battery matches the old one.

the camera should work and turn on if it is the right battery.

Try turning the camera on does it work? if the camera works normally then there is noting to worry about.

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  • Ekse Jun 19, 2009

    I do not know why the green light is not working. I personally use a Charger that I put the battery on, not the camera. and the charger has its own light, red and green. Green when full.

    I would suggest to use a External charger that you put the battery on without the camera.

    if your not happy with the suggestion you do have a button for reposting / requesting another expert and get more advice from another expert.

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    please click on repost / get another expert if your not happy with the solution

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