Camera dead, lithium battery uncharged for six months
I lost my lithium batter charger late june. I procrastinated buying a new one. I bought a universal adapter at Best Buy (my camera was compatible, i checked out the back) and charged the battery for two hours. My camera still won't turn on. did i kill the battery by waiting too long to re-charge it? what do i need to do?
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Yes the can go bad.
I still have 9 year old Kodak lithium batteries in good condition, nut I know sometimes my rechargeable batteries last no longer then a year. It is a shame that some camera brands only give a 90 day warranty on the batteries.
To keep your rechargeable batteries in a good condition, give them a charge at least every 3 months. Or always a day before you need the camera. Never try to use speed chargers. I still have a charger capable of charging full within 15 minutes. The barrettes are hot, and when charged that way after 10 or 20 times they are dead.
Just use the charger that came with your camera.
But if you only can shoot a few shote with your battery, buy a new battery.
Batteries must be completely dead before recharging or battery life is shortened.large battery is probably defective contact Ryobi to replace battery they while probably send you new batteries for free if you tell them you are going to stop buy their products.Tell them about both batteries they will probably replace both for no charge
"Change batter pack" means your battery is dead. The camera should have come with a charger in the bok that can plug into the outlet in your wall. It uses a lithium ion battery, so you can't use a regular AA batter charger, for instance. You cannot charge the battery via the usb into your computer.
Have you tried it with lithiums? It may not be a discharge problem so much as a low-battery detect problem. The NiMH are very low voltage even when fully charged compared with a lithium, maybe that's a clue.
Either way it looks like a trip to Mr Pentax to get it orted :-(
FWIW I use lithium AAs routinely, I tried some NiMH that I had and only got about 250 shots per charg and they failed a bit too abruptly - mid file write! - for my taste. I get 800-1200 shots from a set of Energizer AA lithiums, they give me plenty of warning of impending failure, I can stand the cost and I value the peace of mind that they give :-)