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Re: battery not holding charge
I think the charging IC might have got damaged ... so just have a check with that & once you try charging with another charger ....
if you are good at opening the handset then you can have a check with the charging IC if not you must contact the technician .... There may be problem in the charger port ... so just have check with the technician & if replacement is needed then do it...
any doubts reply me i am always here to assist you thank you bye ...
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I always buy an extra battery or two for my cameras. Sometimes if batteries are over charged [left in the charger for days] or charged too often [charge again after just a few minutes of use each time] they won't hold a charge. Or it could have been a bad battery to begin with. Get a new one and be happier for just a few dollars. Hope that helps, it's what I do.
Be aware your camera is not a professional DSLR with external flash lights.
Most camera's will get warm or even hot when you take several pictures with the flash on in a short time. Most manuals do have a warning about using the flash. Sometimes the camera is only allowed to take a picture with the flash on, once a minute or even once in a couple of minutes. When the camera becomes hot, it will prevent itself against overheating, by not charging the flash again.
Still it can be possible something els is wrong with your camera, but try to shoot with the flash, with greater intervals and look if you can use the flash any longer. Also when the battery is drained, the flash won't charge. When shooting continuously, you will drain your battery much quicker.
how much time between shots is it? ususally there is a 3 minute none use shut down timer or warning light. so if it is more than 3 minutes from the time you take one picture to the next picture then that might be your problem. also these new digital cameras have all kinds of sensors built into them now. they have motion and face and distance and light and image sensors in them that use your battery. also the new 3d digital cameras have even more sensors. the memory card also uses the battery as well but you digital camera won't work without it though. some flashes add-ons may you the battery. almost forgot about the lens, they also use the battery as well. the use it in the "auto focus" and with the power zooming. so if you are moving around allot and zooming the focus in/out allot then this uses the battery as well. try to do as many shots as you can in three minutes as you can then power off the camera and when not in use this may extend the battery life. also chargers have a 12 to 24 hour charge time while others are fast chargers and may only have a few hours of charge time called quick chargers. some chargers have lights that indicate charge or charge complete see your charger's user's guide for this. also check the contacts on the battery itself and make sure that they are clean and shiny because dirty contacts leads to not working well or charging properly.
Some cameras need a higher NPH type of battery. www.batteries.com would be your best choice for good camera batteries. Another thing would be that the battery terminals would need to be cleaned. Worse case would be the camera has a bad solder join at the battery terminal thus causing it not to detect normal charge.
I hope this information helps, please do not forget to leave feedback.
Assuming the battery is fresh out of the charger: a "well used" battery that can no longer accept a full charge (at the end of its useful life) can have the results you describe (it's not unlike like a flashlight with dead batteries - when the light goes out, turn off the flashlight - wait a few minutes and turn it on again - the light shines [though not very brightly] and quickly goes out again). After many charge / discharge cycles, the battery no longer has the ability to hold a charge. This is a gradual process that happens over the life of the battery. An indication of this is that you'll notice that you can take many fewer shots now when compared to when the battery was new.
There is a possibility that a new, fully charged battery will allow the camera to work again. However, if the existing battery is not very old or or has relatively few charge / discharge cycles, it is probably an issue with the camera. A local camera store may be able to help you determine if it is a battery or camera issue - otherwise, a quick google search reveals that a new battery for this camera is under $15.
The rechargeables are only meant to last a couple years maximum (pretty good that you got three out of them). Also rechargeable NiMH's have approximately 5 times the power of standard alkaline batteries. Alkaline batteries should only be used in emergencies in digital cameras as they will only last for a short while before they are drained (as you've discovered).
The obvious solution is that it's time to consider purchasing a new set of rechargeable NiMH batteries. Look on the package for a power rating of at least 2,500 mah. Avoid batteries that do not list the power rating as they are generally inferior batteries.
Most likely the charging circuitry has failed. When you fully charge the new battery what does the battery meter read on the camera? Your two options no matter what the case are repair vs. replacement. If you need further assistance let me know. Thanks, Lee
Probabaly not the best advice you will be given but just included out of interest, I had a Kodak which would not charge properly and which saw even a new battery as discharged,I looked forward to an immence repair bill but was advised to clean the actual connection in the camera which makes contact with the battery. I used a fiber glass pencil and to my surprise this totaly cleared all the fault.I am sorry to say that your problem sounds somewhat worse than mine but the cost of attempting a repair is minimal.