Question about Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera
The battery is an Olympus LI 428 which came with the camera, an Olympus FE 280/X-820. I have only ever charged it twice in eleven months, as I don't use the camera much. The battery does not appear to be charging. Help please!
"Another way I found was when this happens, to push the battery to the point the light will turn on, when it starts flashing slide it off then back on. Do this a few times so it charges a little, then you should be fine to leave it on."
I tried to do this with my LI-10C Olympus charger and it worked..The blinking red light turns to solid red..Thanks for the info...Now I won't be bothering to buy a new batt.or have my charger checked..
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
Another way I found was when this happens, to push the battery to the point the light will turn on, when it starts flashing slide it off then back on. Do this a few times so it charges a little, then you should be fine to leave it on.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
Never throw away a lithium ion battery! These chargers are low voltage (2v output) and very sensitve to even slightly dirty contacts. There may be a film on them even if they seem shiny. Take a pencil eraser or art eraser and clean the contacts - almost always fixes the problem.
Posted on Feb 17, 2011
I have an FE-230 and I have to insert the battery multiple times but it eventually will not blink and will charge.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
I had the same problem and I put the charger in a upright position. It worked instantly !!
Posted on Jun 12, 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
Clean with eraser and or slide in and out of charger a few times.
I wouldn't recommend trying the other solutions becuase if the battery explodes you are in the hospital for a while and will have to replace many things besides a camera battery.
Another one to send to MythBusters.
Posted on Nov 17, 2013
I am trying to charge my battery, nothing is flashing they light is not on, Its the charger that came with it... is it charging??? I have no idea
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
Dang, I was fighting this for several years now, thinking this time I’m done with this and the Camera will end up in the dumpster.
Then decided to give it to my kid and order a knockoff battery that is to last a couple of hours only.
Bumped international this thread about blinking light.
I have cleared the battery terminals and was able to charge the batter!
You’re guys are awesome!
Thanks a ton!
Posted on Mar 09, 2018
Reason already explained in solution #4: If the charger is flashing red then the battery was allowed to fully
Solution #2 did not work in my case so I connected an adjustable power supply unit to the battery to 'inject' the initial juice. Slowly increased the voltage until current reached 500mA and hold it for 2 seconds. (Do not connect the battery for a longer time since it may burn or explode!) Then slipped the battery into the charger and voila - steady red light !
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
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