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?


\015 The camera has been looked after but only used a couple of times a year\015

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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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