Question about Digital Cameras
Hi I recently bought the 790sw I have only charged the battery twice and now for some reason the battery will not charge. The red charge light continually flashes no matter how long you charge the battery and the camera will not start up. I am not sure whether it is a problem with the charger or problem with the battery
I had this problem a few weeks ago (i.e. flashing red LED). All I did was remove the power plug from the charging unit, turned it around 180 degrees, then plugged it back into the charging unit. Red LED came on steady & the battery (which is the one that came with the camera) recharged as normal.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
Thank you I had the same prolem and the best solution is to take the cord out of the charger and make sure its plugged in correctly now my battery charges fine
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
I had the same problem with the flashing LED on the charger. I unplugged all connections and took the battery out then blew all connections in case of dust. I flipped the cord that plugs into the charger bay and put the battery in. Seems to be working.
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
If the charger is flashing red then the battery was allowed to fully discharge. You can either buy a new battery or force the charger to charge the battery. The way you do this is by applying a voltage across the charging terminals while inserting the battery. I opened the case of my charger and attached wires from a AAA battery to the corresponding wires attached to the charging deck (+ to red and - to black). Then I slipped the battery into the charger and plugged the charger into tho wall. The light should illuminate solid red (no flashing). Then immediately (and carefully) remove the wires from the charger.
Posted on May 27, 2009
How about this one: Take the battery out and put it back in the camera and turn the camera on. Hopefully theres just enough juice to power it up. Then turn the camera off before it auto shuts off, take the battery out and put it back in the charger. Utterly illogical I know but it works. Pure witchcraft eh?
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
This appears to be a problem with cheap copy batteries. I've got the original Olympus battery that came with my camer and have no problems with charging i.e. the light comes on and stays solid red until the battery is charged at which point the light turns solid green. If i put in the cheap 'copy' batteries that I got off Ebay from China or somewhere, the led light flashes red continually, no matter how long I leave the batter on the charger for. I put the battery in my camera to check to see if it was charging at all and it has no charge in it. So I'm going to throw away the cheap battery I got. I think the flashing red light means that the charger is unable to charge that battery for some reason? Not sure why as I can't find any documentation on the net anywhere. Hope this helps some people.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
I had the same problem with the original batteries but when i wiped the charger with a napkin got solid light again. I don't think that the solution is to reverse the connection of the two parts cause the light was blinking with the one Olympous battery and was solid with the other twin one. (I bought the Olympous batteries,the same day, 6 years ago)
Posted on Jul 14, 2012
Force charging the battery with an external charger ( make sure correct polarity) will help. Even you can use the mobile charger to charge the batteries. Connect the batteries to the external charger for some time ( 10 minutes or so) and then try in the battery charger.LED will be steady.
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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