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07-11-2014, 09:09 AM   #1
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k5 won't turn on

I haven't used my camera for a month now and as I couldn't get it to turn on last night, I left my battery charging overnight. I put the battery in the canera, left for the airport, and now I'm sitting here with a dead camera . When I turn it an empty battery light flashs on the top lcd. Any ideas?

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Is there any chance that the battery charger was not plugged into a live outlet? I remember putting my battery in the charger and going to bed only to find the next morning that the charger turned off with the room lights! The outlet was powered through the light switch.

Alternatively, it is possible that your battery is worn out. Lithium cells have a limited lifetime, even if never used.


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Simplest reason may be that your battery is no longer capable of keeping a charge or being charged. Batteries usually last 3-5 years before they no longer can keep/take a charge (your milage may vary).
07-11-2014, 10:02 AM   #4
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Ah. Thanks for the input guys. It looks like I'l have to try and recharge it once I'm home, or possibly buy a new one. I'm out of luck for that photo contest though . Was hoping to get a few windy pics of Chicago but was too slow to remember to bring a backup camrra. Lesson learned!


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