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07-20-2019, 03:10 AM   #1
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Theta SC won't power on

I bought a new-in-box Theta SC off a seller on 'the internet', charged it via a mobile phone charger from a wall socket with the cable that came with the camera. It's fully charged, but still will not power on when I push the power button.

The instruction manual says it should be charged via a PC. Might I have destroyed the battery when charging it directly from a wall socket?

07-20-2019, 04:40 AM   #2
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Delete this message and send it back for refund....
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A battery won't take more power than it needs while charging so a wall charger shouldn't harm it.
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That's what I thought as well. It's worse to charge it too slowly, right?

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Did the power button on the side of the camera light up while you were charging it? If not, then perhaps there's a loose connection somewhere.

My observation has been that the Theta is a little bit picky when it comes to cables. If one doesn't work, try another.

I have charged mine using both a wall charger and a PC, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'm not sure if newer 25W+ chargers would break the camera, but I doubt it since USB is a standard, after all.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Did the power button on the side of the camera light up while you were charging it? If not, then perhaps there's a loose connection somewhere.
It did light up, it seemed to charge properly.

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My observation has been that the Theta is a little bit picky when it comes to cables. If one doesn't work, try another.
I might try another cable, and see if that'll work better. Thank you for your help!
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