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Camera is 3 years old. Lately I take a picture

Camera is 3 years old. Lately I take a picture and receive a message to change the battery pack. It's fully charged so why am I receiving this message?

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All the battery have a life time fixed working hours. Your battery is charged but he complete is working time. Thats why these msg will come. Dont warry use the battery when you see the power going down after a while of charging then change the battery and buy new 1. Good luck.
Thanks, i am waiting for your feed back & if you satisfied then thumps me please.

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