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Olympus FE-310 camera doesn;t hold battery charge for very long? Why is this


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After wasting many hours searching for someone that had the recommended \012Panasonic 1.7v batteries in stock (versus the standard 1.5v battery \012found everywhere) and trying a couple of suggestions to improve the \012battery / terminal contact, I decided on trying the solution provided by\012 blackduk on this thread \012(http://www.fixya.com/support/t1595282-olympus_fe_310_battery_problems),\012 with very slight modification.

First I just placed the capacitor\012 across the terminals and closed the battery door. It increased my \012shots per battery from about 10 to about 50. (Not great, but probably \012because the connection wasn't even as good as a 'cold solder'.) But it \012was enough of an improvement, and as the battery door never closed \012properly with this 'fix', I decided to go with soldering. Afterwards, I\012 went through two battery sets in testing. Both times I got in excess \012of 300 images, with flash on all photos and zooming in and out while the\012 flash charged!

Instructions:
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Accessing the terminals was easy. Just remember, it is the thin \012front panel of the camera that comes off (after removing 6 screws). \012Facing the lens, the 4 long screws need to be returned to the right side\012 and bottom of the camera. The 2 short screws need to be returned to \012the left of the camera. Measure and clip the wires on the capacitor. \012Have a hot iron. (Initially I didn't have it hot enough and singed the \012plastic trying to get a good join. Hotter for a shorter period makes a \012better solder and won't melt the plastic.) Tin the terminals. Grip \012your capacitor wire with needle nose pliers, hemostats or some other \012heat-sink when soldering. Do it. (Mine is far from a pretty piece of \012work, but functionally it is perfect - and you can't see my goofs once \012the face plate is back on.)

Parts:
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I ordered the capacitors from Talon Electronics. I got Axial, \012instead of Surface Mount, with the same specifications blackduk \012provided. A quantity of five, Item Number TNC0019, 2.2uF 10V Molded \012Axial Tantalum Capacitors, cost me $7.23. That included shipping (they \012were .25\302\242 each). I ordered through www.talonix.com.

Good Luck,
Andrew
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