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My wife just attempted to recharge the batteries on our Olympus SP-570uz, which we purchased in neraly mint condition. She accidentally plugged the AC adapter for the battery charger into the camera, thinking that would charge the camera/batteries. She may (doesn't remember) have turned on the camera, which the manual says "may affect the camera's internal settings." She is now worried that she has "fried" the camera, and is very upset. Any ideas?

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Hey,

The camera should be fine aslong as she used the AC adapter that came with the camera, if she used anything else it most likely has fried the camera.

I'm not entirely sure I've not checked yet - but the ac adapter that comes optionally with the camera may be ment to be used in a studio enviroment, having the camera powered off the wall instead of having to use batteries if the camera is not moved around.

I do not think that the adapter would be used to charge batteries, you would charge the AA batteries on their own charger.

the cameras user manual is available at
http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/SP-570UZ_Instruction_Manual_EN.pdf

The ac adapter that comes with the camera is ment for time consuming tasks and saving battery power, example downloading pictures from the camera to a computer or playing a long slideshow. It is not a charger.

Batteries are charged on their own charger outside of the camera.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • Ekse Mar 14, 2011

    If the camera does not work anymore the batteries are either too low on power, inserted wrong or then the wrong adapter was used and it may have fried the cameras electronics.

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