Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-05-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,565
Inserting battery into original Q

I just received my new original Q. However, I must be stupid. Following manual instructions, I cannot insert battery D-LI68 into the battery chamber. Following the directions in the manual, I find that the battery does not seat, and protrudes from top of battery chamber by approximately 1/4 inch, so that the cover will not close.

Any advice will be gratefully received.

02-05-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Far North Qld
Posts: 3,248
Contacts facing down - Pentax label faces towards front of camera.
Push until white retaining catch clicks over the battery.
02-05-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,795
The battery chamber is on the left when viewed from the back.
From this viewpoint the battery goes in with Pentax logo away from you.
There is a spring used to pop the battery out, you need to push against it till the catch locks the battery in place.
02-05-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,565
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
The battery chamber is on the left when viewed from the back.
From this viewpoint the battery goes in with Pentax logo away from you.
There is a spring used to pop the battery out, you need to push against it till the catch locks the battery in place.
Thank you for your response. Yes, your advice is in agreement with the user's manual instructions. I am quite sure that the battery is correctly oriented as I am trying to insert it. However, the battery cannot be forced all the way into the chamber. Looking into the battery chamber, I see two gold colored tabs projecting from the inside wall of the battery chamber, the side that is nearest the screen rather than the lens. It appears that these two gold-colored tabs prevent further progress of the battery into the chamber.

02-05-2014, 07:35 PM   #5
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,795
Correct, those are the springs that help push out the battery when you release the catch.
You should be able to push the battery against them and they should give.
Initially they may require a little force, mine no longer require much force.
If they do not give then there is a problem with your camera.
02-05-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tumbleweed, Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,998
Good Evening,

The end of the battery with the three contacts that slides in first has a small notch in the corner. The notch needs to be towards the bottom, in order for the battery to set in all the way. If it is (the notch) towards the top of the camera, it will not seat all the way.

02-05-2014, 08:47 PM   #7
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Far North Qld
Posts: 3,248
You're welcome........
02-06-2014, 01:11 AM   #8
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,565
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Correct, those are the springs that help push out the battery when you release the catch.
You should be able to push the battery against them and they should give.
Initially they may require a little force, mine no longer require much force.
If they do not give then there is a problem with your camera.
OK, I got it. My problem was the amount of force required to push down against the springs. It could not be done with bare fingers. I had to take a blunt instrument to apply the necessary force. Now, I hope the springs still work and will still work to eject the battery.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

02-06-2014, 01:12 AM   #9
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,565
Original Poster
Thanks everyone, for all the tips!

I appreciate all who responded. This is what makes the Forum so great!
02-06-2014, 01:33 AM   #10
Pentaxian
Transit's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Whanganui NZ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,873
QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
OK, I got it. My problem was the amount of force required to push down against the springs. It could not be done with bare fingers. I had to take a blunt instrument to apply the necessary force. Now, I hope the springs still work and will still work to eject the battery.
....
heck...mine needs the force of bugger all...maybe there is something else in there
02-06-2014, 02:34 AM   #11
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,450
Try to eject the battery & reinstall it. Do it a couple times to make sure it functions smoothly.
02-06-2014, 05:38 AM   #12
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,565
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
Try to eject the battery & reinstall it. Do it a couple times to make sure it functions smoothly.
Once installed, this battery does not eject. The springs had to be forced down with tremendous pressure to install the battery, and do not seem to be exerting any upward spring pressure. This battery seems to be permanently installed. :>)

I have already sent a message to the seller about this problem.

Thanks for your good suggestion, however.
02-06-2014, 06:12 AM   #13
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,565
Original Poster
I fixed it

This is an easy fix. I shipped it back to the eBay seller. I did not realize how easy it is to return stuff to eBay sellers. You just print out a packing slip and free postage label, take it to the post office, and it is all done.

Thanks to all who offered suggestions. Most of all, I am pleased that I am not really too inept to install a battery in a camera. I did not really think that was the case since I have installed maybe a hundred batteries into dozens of cameras, though never in my Mamiya RB 67 or Canon F-1 (old)! Mamiya and Canon fans will understand why.
02-07-2014, 09:38 AM   #14
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,221
Bummer about the defective Q. Hope you get another one. Q are very relable, capable, and fun cameras.
thanks
barondla
02-07-2014, 10:01 AM   #15
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,565
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Bummer about the defective Q. Hope you get another one. Q are very relable, capable, and fun cameras.
thanks
barondla
Thanks for your comment. I am shopping for one now. I am mainly wanting a platform to use some of the 25+ Canon FD lenses that I have on my shelves including FD 55 1.2, FL 55 1.2, FD 135 F 2.8, FD 50 mm f 1.4, and FD 100 f 2.8. The 135 X 5.5 would become something like 750 mm and make a nice birder lens. But it is more experimental, hobbyist interest than anything else.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
battery, chamber, d-li68., digital camera, mirrorless, pentax q
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Original Q with 01 lens, Wasabi battery kit, Q to PK lens adapter ryan s Sold Items 10 02-18-2014 12:35 AM
For Sale - Sold: Original Q - Body Only - Black 6BQ5 Sold Items 8 01-23-2014 11:47 AM
Q (original) vs Q7 opinions? ChopperCharles Pentax Q 17 10-30-2013 08:53 AM
Original Q Battery? ricardsonwilliams Pentax Q 11 02-11-2012 04:27 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:19 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top