Having problems with your Pentax Optio Digital Cameras ?
Camera only works when charger is plugged into it, the battery is showing 3.4 volts of charge, is the camera at fault and can it be fixed cheaply?
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If the rechargeable battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. Rechargeable batteries will fail if stored in a discharged state for long periods.
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Camera only works when charger is plugged into it, the battery is showing 3.4 volts of charge, is the camera at fault and can it be fixed cheaply?
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