It does not seem to be the battery, if what you have said is right. I think its a circuit problem within the camera. Cameras are toys that you want to take everywhere you go and one place that the camera does not agree with is the sea atmosphere. the salty wind gets into the camera circuits and eats into them. then they give errors do stuff like this. get it checked and repaired by the company that manufactured it. they will do a good job and also give you a graunttee on it.
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Always be sure the batteries are charged.
Insert the batteries correct plus to plus and minus to minus. Only one battery the wrong way around and the camera won't work. Check contacts of the batteries and in the battery compartment of your camera. Dirty or oxidised contacts can be cleaned with a dry cloth. Never use sharp tools to clean contacts or anything in or on your camera.
Always charge the batteries before using it for the first time, or if you have not used it for a long period. 3 months is a very long period.
Also check if the battery door is closed correct. Most cameras do have a switch connected to the battery door. If the switch does not work correct, it could be you can't switch on your camera.
Do not use alkaline batteries unless it is absolutely necessary. In most cases, alkaline batteries have a shorter service life than NiMH. Alkaline battery performance is limited, especially at low temperatures. The use of NiMH batteries is recommended.
Never use manganese (Zinc-Carbon) batteries in your camera. They can't deliver enough power and can start leaking, causing damage to your camera.
Unfortunately there is no real solution to this problem other than keeping extra batteries to switch out for the dead ones if you are shooting for a while. Here is what your camera's manual has to say about short battery life:
The battery run time is brief.
You are using the camera
in a cold environment.
Battery performance deteriorates in low
temperatures. Keep the camera warm by
putting it inside your coat or clothing.
The remaining battery
power is not indicated
When battery consumption fluctuates
considerably, the camera may turn off without
displaying the battery
If the charge lamp blinks slowly (green)
-battery is charging. If the light is off
- battery is not charging.
- Also whe charging is complete, the charge lamp stops blinking and turns off. If the charge lamp flikers (green)
- the ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Cganhe the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5C to 35C (41F to 95F)
- The USB cable or charging AC adapter is not properly connected, or there is a problem with the battery. Disconnect the USB cable or unplug the Charging C adapter and correctly connect it again, or chage the battery.
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Either an error occurred during charging, an AC power disruption occurred during charging, the wrong AC power adapter is being used, batteries are over- discharged, batteries are defective, or no batteries are installed in the camera.
Try charging the batteries a couple of times. If that fails, try charging the batteries in an external charger. If the batteries still will not charge, purchase new batteries and try again
It's very possible that the blinking light is indicating a bad/old battery. These rechargeable batteries after so many cycles lose it's charging capability and the fault system built into the recharging base will indicate by giving you the red light on & off. Energizer rechargeable station is a good example when it detects old or bad batteries.
Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera
which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the
camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with
a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,
steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen
into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of
the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, chances
are that your batteries need to be replaced because they are just too worn to properly power the camera.
And then, of course, there's the possibility that your camera may have
a problem that requires professional repair.
Charging LED Red LED is on = Being charged Red LED is blinking = Charging error Green LED is on = Charging is complete
● If the charge indicator blinks as red, it indicates a battery charging error. - The battery is not properly inserted - The terminals of battery are dirty or damaged If the battery is inserted properly and the charge indicator continues to blink, contact the nearest Samsung Camera Service Center.
If the charging LED doesn't turn to green could mean a signal that the battery is bad or can't charge 100% anymore = too old, needs a new battery. Hope this helps.
sounds like a dead battery. Plug the origional charger into it and the front led (below the flash) should flash red. If the red led in the back of the camera flashes or stays lit, then you have the wrong charger plugged in. (the camera won't power up if the back red/green led is on when plugged in)
In cases where the blinking low-battery icon appears indicating insufficient power, wait approximately 8 seconds until the LCD monitor display and the EVF become blank. Then switch to another power source or replace with fresh batteries.