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04-07-2022, 08:42 AM   #1
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Battery problem on K1

Hello, just looking for a bit of advice.
After performing flawlessly for a few years, my K1 is now not recognising the battery in the grip. When I go to the battery options in the menu, it shows the battery in camera body is fully charged but the battery in the grip is either flat or non existent. Definitely not the battery itself because swapping them round brings the same result. Could this be some kind of connection problem?
Any advice or wisdom much appreciated.

04-07-2022, 09:03 AM   #2
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On other grips it has been reported that the connector pins some times get stuck and don't stick out enough to make contact. Check the pins and see if they are all about the same length. And maybe a cleaning of the contacts on the camera and pins on the grip with a micro fiber cloth might help.

If you leave the battery out of the body does it recognize the battery in the grip?
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Check the terminals right at the battery and see if there are any signs of corrosion or they have gotten mis-positioned somehow. Also check the terminals going into the camera if you have a voltmeter and see if there is voltage on them. If not, the issue is in your grip.
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Actually the pins on a battery grip can have various lengths. This is by design to ensure certain pins are making an early contact before others do when the grip is mounted with power on (which is not advisable). For example, on my DBG-4 I count 3 different lengths. Some pins, I guess for power, have also a larger diameter.

The pins are spring-loaded so you can test if they move easily up and down.

However, never touch the pins with your bare fingers, the pins are very easily contaminated with skin fat (which is non-conductive), because it is the very top which is making contact with the connector on the camera.

04-09-2022, 12:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for all comments. I'll try to clean all connections somehow as it seems that is likely the issue and take it from there.
Thank you.

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