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09-16-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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PLEASE HELP! K-50 Does not shoot with flash and says "battery depleted"

Can somebody help me? Even when my battery is at 100%, when I try to use the articulated flash, it doesnt take any pictures and if I try to take another one, it says that the battery is depleted.
NOTE: The battery is not depleted, when I turn my camera ON again, the batter status is at 100% and I dont have any problems while shooting without the flash

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QuoteOriginally posted by KevinMoss Quote
Can somebody help me? Even when my battery is at 100%, when I try to use the articulated flash, it doesnt take any pictures and if I try to take another one, it says that the battery is depleted.
NOTE: The battery is not depleted, when I turn my camera ON again, the batter status is at 100% and I dont have any problems while shooting without the flash
Are you using an old/third-party battery?

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If battery is old it may show 100% charge but as soon as a larger load, the flash, is connected it will not operate. The battery charge percentage is derived from the battery Voltage, not the amount of power left. Try another battery.
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Hello guys, Im using a battery that is about 16 months old, is that the problem?

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The only way to truly find out if that is the problem is to try another battery. You could try shooting photos continuously without the flash and see if the battery dies quickly.
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I have 3 batteries and they all have the same problem, I also charged them again and it says the same
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I have a suggestion for you. Take the battery out of your K-50 leave it out for 24 hours and reinstall it. See if that fixes your problem. I've had to do that with two of my cameras lately and it seems to fix the problem they were having. Besides, it does hurt anything to try this procedure.
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