Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS4 Digital Camera ?

Battery doesn't hold charge for more than a week


\015 Does the battery gradually lost its power, and do I have to buy a new battery. Otherwise the camera is working perfectly. Great camera for the price.\015

Answers :

All batteries will eventually fail to hold a charge. The battery chemistry and how you charge it can change how long the battery will last. The DMC-FS4 has a Lithium-ion battery so it shouldn't have as much of the memory issue of older rechargeable batteries. (This is the "you routinely recharge the battery when it's at 50% then it always stops working at 50% charge" problem.)

How old is your battery? Eventually you will need a new battery but the time to replacement will depend on the number of recharge cycles. With a Li-ion battery, I'd expect several thousand recharges before failure. Temperature and usage will effect this. The battery does lose charge even when not used.

Be careful, some versions of the firmware look for Panasonic's specific batteries or a "that match the Panasonic rigorous specs".

I've seen a few devices where the charger failed before the battery. If a new battery doesn't seem to be charging, replace the charger. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS4 Digital Camera

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