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False low battery warning

Hi guys,

My Olympus c-5050 developed some fault. The low battery warning comes up despite the batteries being fully charged. Initially I thought it is due to my rechargeable batteries reaching their lifetime but the problem persists on new batteries as well. When fully charged the camera shows full batteries for duration of approximately 2-5, maybe 10 shots and after that the power warning comes up. The camera is still able to take a large number of photos on the same batteries but the red low battery warning constantly flashes, the operation is slower and sometimes the camera switches itself off and powers on again. A bit annoying. Is it a common fault, anyone encounter it ..??
Can it be repaired, any remedies ..??
Would appreciate any help on this matter, many thanks

K.

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  • spoolin01 Jul 08, 2008

    Same low battery warning problem. Fresh charge on any of several sets of quality 2000+ MAh NiMH batteries still results in immediate warning. Same batteries will power external strobe through dozens of cycles, so the batteries are fine. Alkalines work fine. Camera has been sitting w/o batteries for a year or more.

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Same thing happened to me when I used alkaline batteries. Have you tried fully charged NiMH? If not you may have a "leak". Your next option is the service center.

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