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04-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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X90 battery doesn't hold charge

My daughter has a X90 and just changed the battery (wasn't holding a charge anymore) for a new one .... it doesn't hold the charge either, more than a few minutes!?
Does anyone have an idea of what is going on?

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Having two batteries not holding a charge would seem unlikely. The other possible problems are the charger, charger use and the camera itself. I would start to suspect that the charger is not fully charging the batteries. Do you have access to another charger to test for this?
If the camera was loading the circuit to a point of draining the battery in a matter of minutes the battery should be very warm to hot immediately after discharge. Check for this condition. If you put a charged battery in, turn the camera on, let it discharge, take the battery out. Is it hot? Probably not--so go back to the charger.
I find the X90 charger to be a little mis-leading. The charging LED is on solid Green when charging then turns off when fully charged. Make sure you are getting the battery fully charged and not thinking the Green LED on is an indicator of Go--we got a full charge.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LScrabeck Quote
Having two batteries not holding a charge would seem unlikely. The other possible problems are the charger, charger use and the camera itself. I would start to suspect that the charger is not fully charging the batteries. Do you have access to another charger to test for this?
If the camera was loading the circuit to a point of draining the battery in a matter of minutes the battery should be very warm to hot immediately after discharge. Check for this condition. If you put a charged battery in, turn the camera on, let it discharge, take the battery out. Is it hot? Probably not--so go back to the charger.
I find the X90 charger to be a little mis-leading. The charging LED is on solid Green when charging then turns off when fully charged. Make sure you are getting the battery fully charged and not thinking the Green LED on is an indicator of Go--we got a full charge.
Thanks for the reply!!

I will let my daughter know of the steps to take, as you mention.

Cheers!

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I have bought a new battery then find it defective...won't hold charge. Maybe you just got a bad one. Can u exchange for another. If third one does same...charger is bad. You can test the batt with a volt meter after charging. If it shows proper output it probably took the charge.

Off subject but I have two batts for my x90..original and and a spare. I have never seen a camera operate so long on a battery. What a pleasant surprise with this camera.

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I have bought a new battery then find it defective...won't hold charge. Maybe you just got a bad one. Can u exchange for another. If third one does same...charger is bad. You can test the batt with a volt meter after charging. If it shows proper output it probably took the charge.

Off subject but I have two batts for my x90..original and and a spare. I have never seen a camera operate so long on a battery. What a pleasant surprise with this camera.
We will thoroughly test that over the weekend.

Thanks for the reply.

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You can also check your charger with a volt meter.
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You can also check your charger with a volt meter.
Good idea.

My daughter is going to the seller (well known store in Ottawa) this week and will bring all the camera gear with her, including, of course, the two batteries and the TWO (yes! Two) chargers to them.

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