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Won't hold charge

Pocket DV5100M won't hold charge long enough to take picture. New Batteries fresh out of the package will allow you to focus then screen blanks. Tried 4 sets of batteries different brands & packages. Tried charger didn't make a difference still wouldn't allow pictures to be taken.

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Hi,

If I may add to the other posts...

Additionally or alternately, it may be a problem with the battery contacts of the camera. Since you have tried using different batteries, with or without the charger, then one possibility is that the camera's terminals that contacts the battery are corroded, misaligned or not putting enough pressure to provide good contact.

Corrective procedures would require cleaning and possibly scraping to as to be assured of good contacts to the batteries. In some instances, it may be necessary to bend the terminals in such a way as more pressure is applied to the battery.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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    Louie Role Mar 22, 2008

    Hi again,

    Any new development(s) with your Pocket DV5100M?

    Cheers.

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Hi hav e a nice day!
I suggest to repair or buy a new charger.It must not work properly.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Mar 19, 2008

    I mean output voltage and or current of your charger are not at designed level to ensure that battery reaches at full

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Have you tried to reset everything to factory default?

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Sounds like there is a hardware problem, when the picture is taken the device is shutdown.

if you still have warranty contact your dealer, if you don't give it a try anyways.

If theres anything else, let me know.

Thanks.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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Fist ensure you are using alkaaline batteries. If the problem persist you may have a short in battery contacts inside camera, check them out.

regards

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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    Ginko Mar 19, 2008

    Be sure that you are using alkaline batteries (eg.Duracell) your camera does not work with non-alkalines, it does exactly the same you described.

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    Ginko Mar 19, 2008

    If you are using alkaline batteries and still get the problem, then there is a short in the camera which drains battery charge shortly after you replace betteries

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