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11/04/2008 02:39:35 PM · #1
I have one of these beasts and the battery refuses to charge. When I place it on the charger the light comes on for about two minutes and then stops. No matter how long I leave it on it never gains any charge.

These new batteries have a chip inside which somehow communicates with the camera and the charger. It appears to be speaking a different language.

Anyone heard anything similar?
Google doesn't show anything on the subject.
11/04/2008 03:15:20 PM · #2
id send it back, i have two batteries and i havent experienced that before. but i have on my 20D when i had it, i had a battery that would not hold a charge.
11/04/2008 03:28:47 PM · #3
Isnt there a way to recalibrate the battery?
11/04/2008 03:45:33 PM · #4
Originally posted by Simms:

Isnt there a way to recalibrate the battery?


Yes on the charger is a little button which is supposed to recalibrate. But not in this case.
11/04/2008 03:48:26 PM · #5
Throw the battery in your freezer for a few hours. Used to work with laptop batteries that stopped taking a charge because they inexplicably considered themselves topped off at all times.
11/04/2008 03:55:57 PM · #6
Originally posted by violinist123:

Throw the battery in your freezer for a few hours. Used to work with laptop batteries that stopped taking a charge because they inexplicably considered themselves topped off at all times.


Hehe - worth a try as the damn thing is no use at the moment. I'll let you know if it works. Thnx
11/04/2008 04:40:49 PM · #7
Just in case this helps..
11/07/2008 06:35:53 AM · #8
Originally posted by Falc:

Originally posted by violinist123:

Throw the battery in your freezer for a few hours. Used to work with laptop batteries that stopped taking a charge because they inexplicably considered themselves topped off at all times.


Hehe - worth a try as the damn thing is no use at the moment. I'll let you know if it works. Thnx


Well, the freezer trick didn't work either, still not holding or even accepting a charge.
My problem is I bought the camera in the US and am now in the UK, so I don't have a way of taking tha battery back. Looks like I'm going to have to buy a new one.
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