Camera keeps draining the attached battery when the camera is off
Every time I charge my battery and leave it attached to the camera the battery is dead when I go to use it again. Everything on the camera is turned off. If I detach the battery and then put it on the camera when I want to use it there is no problem. Something is draining the battery when I leave it attached to the camera.
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batteries don't have a life forever. And no one can predict the life time of a battery.
So many factors influence the lifetime. But if it is draining very fast, this mostly means it has reached the end of life. If the camera does not get excessive hot, it has nothing to do with the camera. It is just you need a new battery.
To keep a battery in shape for a longer time you should charge it also when the camera is not used. Like at least 4 times a year. Always charge the battery a day before you plan to use it. Don't over charge, like charging it every day. Don't leave it in the bright sun or on a hot place.
A new battery, should be charged and discharged a few times, before it gets a full charge.
The "New" battery you bought, could be in stock for a long time. Special when you could buy it very cheap.
Perhaps in a few days you say, he the battery works fine now. But if you did charge it 3 or more times and it still does not hold a charge. send the battery back (I hope you bought one with warranty)
I am listing this tip for the Nikon Coolpix 995, but the tip is valid for all Nikon Coolpix models.
The Nikon cool pix settings are saved into an internal memory.
The internal memory is maintained by an internal rechargeable battery, that is recharged from the main Li-Ion battery. If you leave your Nikon overnight with no main battery, or if the Li-Ion batteries have drained, then the internal battery will also drain , resetting the clock and other settings, saved on the internal memory. The camera may even drain in about 6 hours depending on the camera, normally it takes at least 12 hrs to drain the clock battery. If the internal battery is resetting immediately, after you set the clock, or just after few minutes, then the clock battery must be replaced. The camera must be disassembled completely to replace the battery located on one of the two main internal boards.
Nikon says that the clock battery loosing charge is normal. I quote what they say on the publication titled " The Nikon Guide to digital photography with Coolpix" "…Backup battery of the clock The clock-calendar is powered by a separate rechargeable battery, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed. If the camera has been stored with the main battery removed for a long period of time, the clock may need to be reset. Once the main battery has been reinserted, the clock battery will recharge in several hours, during which time the main battery should be left in the camera."Original file: Download here If the clock does not work at all, and is resetting immediately, even though the Li-Ion batteries are fully charged, then the best thing to do is calling Nikon, at the number listed on the owners manual, telling them that you did not do any improper use of the camera, and trying to get the fault repaired as factory defect. That is not always possible, and the decision depends on Nikon customer service. See also: Nikon | Contacts Ginko.
I don't think you can change this. For time keeping, there is a little rechargeable battery in the camera. It will take about 12 hours for the battery to become fully charged, if everything is normal. If the little battery is gone, the camera can't keep up the time, causing your trouble. Please check with Nikon, what it will cost if they can repair this. To expensive? start saving for a new camera.
At least I think you gave the little battery enough time to charge. It would be bad, to remove the battery every time you stop shooting. Leave the main battery in the camera for at least one day and check again.
The C1033 does NOT charge batteries. By plugging it into the computer you've actually drained the batteries faster since the camera has to spend juice communicating with the computer (even if only to say it has nothing to say). Put in a fresh set of batteries, and next time don't leave it connected to your computer.
many users face this problem.
there are two possibilities for this problem
1) either the battery is got weak/drained so its not holding the charge still you charge it whole night.
2) the other possibility is that the charger wire is got faulty.many a times the wire gets cut in between so it does not charge the battery.
check out both the options one by one.
a local camera repair shop will be more helpful in this case, because he will have both the things.replace which ever is faulty.
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to keep the date on, you have to leave the camera off with a charged battery for 24 hous to charge the inner battery that keeps date on. If this doesn´t solve the problem then is because the inner battery won´t charge anymore, but it will take pictures as normal without the date. To avoid this don´t leave the camera too long without use or with a worn battery.
If you just recently purchased this camera, please contact or call the Kodak help line.
You may have received a battery that won't charge. Batteries need a charge at least once a month to keep them at maximum preformance. Leaving the camera battery uncharged for long periods of time can cause the battery to fail sooner than it should. If you do need to set aside your camera for a long period of time, put a full charge to it and then remove it from the camera. Most cameras (video cameras included), even if they are turned off, can trickle the charge down on your battery.
Lachuaeyes, I have a different model of Olympus and I read that you did not always have this problem and you already have replaced the battery so an old battery is not likely the issue. I suspect you might have something that is draining that was not set in the past. I keep my batteries longer by not using flash most of the time. Is there someone new using the camera that perhaps leaves it on longer than you do after finishing, perhaps uses flash longer? Is there a setting for auto shutdown that has been changed to not turn off as fast as it used to? If none of these I wonder if the flash is requiring more energy than in the past. Could you tell me if the battery is draining even if you don't use it or is it only if you are using it does it drain faster.
Another possibility is that the charger is not charging so well as it used to but I suspect you leave it in long enough and more.
If you have the ability to check the output voltage of the charger with a multimeter you would be sure it is really putting out enough volts to charge fully.
Please let me know if you have further questions. HarryF
No battery back-up. There is a capacitor that stores a bit of charge. This allows you to replace the batteries and still keep the date/time setting. Leaving the camera without batteries for 10 minutes will completely drain the capacitors. This will cause the date/time to reset.