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Old 18-06-2008, 15:18   #1 (permalink)
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d80 battery problem.

OK i last used my camera last Sunday to upload a bunch of pictures i took the previous night via the firewire connection. Everything went well.

Now today (Wednesday) I went to look at my camera again and the top panel LCD was totally blank, but the button was left 'on' i forgot to turn it off but i left the battery on 2/3rds charge.

OK fair enough i left it on as you do and the battery has run out of juice. So i took it out put it in the charger aaannd.... nothing, nowt, zip.

The charge light never came on, i took the battery out, cleaned it, put it in the charger, still nowt.

Am i right in assuming the battery is totally dead or is it just run right down and i have to leave it for a bit? I suspect that i left the camera connected to the computer via the firewire for several hours, could that have drained the battery out? I got distracted from the desk and i did come back to remove the camera a few hours later but i didnt look at it then.

any suggestions?

Its a Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion 7.4 v 1500mAh battery that came with the camera.

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Old 18-06-2008, 16:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: d80 battery problem.

there was a recall back in 2006, there where some defective EN-EL3 batteries maybe you got one of those. here are the batch numbers.

BATCH NUMBERS OF POSSIBLY DEFECTIVE BATTERIES

44AC 46AC 46AE 46AF 46AG 46AH 46AI 46AJ 46AK
46AL 46AM 46AN 46AO 46AP 46AQ 46AT 46AU 46AV
46AW 46AX 46AY 47AA 47AB 47AC 47AD 47AD 47AE
47AF 47AG 47AH 47AI 47AJ 47AK 47AL 47AM 47AN
47AO 47AP 47AQ 47AR 47AS 47AT 47AU 47AV 47AW
47AX 47AY 48AA 48AB 48AC 48AD 48AE 48AF 48AG
48AH 48AI 48AJ 48AK 48AL 49AA 49AB 49AC 49AD
49AE 49AF 49AG 49AH 49AI 49AJ 49AK 49AL 49AM
49AN 49AP 49AQ 49AR 49AS 49AT 49AU 4AAA 4AAB
4AAC 4AAD 4AAE 4AAF 4AAG 4AAH 4AAI 4AAJ 4AAK
4AAL 4AAM 4BAA 4BAB 4BAC 4BAD 4BAE 4BAF 4BAG
4BAH 4BAI 4BAJ 4BAK 4BAL 4BAN 4CAA 4CAB 4CAC
4CAD 4CAE 4CAF 4CAH 4CAI 4CAJ



When I bought my D80 It had one of those took it where I bought the camera and the replaced it on the spot.



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Re: d80 battery problem.

If, as is possible but shouldn't happen, the battery goes truly flat then it's a bin job as Li-ion won't recover from being totally empty - which is why they're supplied part charged
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Re: d80 battery problem.

As it will not work in the camera or charger it must be the battery that is dead. Just to make sure you could get one of the non Nikon equivalents to try they only cost a few pounds.
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Re: d80 battery problem.

I think most rechargeables will not charge if they are allowed to go completely flat. Years ago at work, we used to use torches with NiCd's, and if they went too low they would not accept a charge and had to have the batteries changed.

Begs the question how do the makers get a charge into them in the first instance? I heard that they hit them with a ZAP to get them going, but not a clue as the the voltage/current.
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Re: d80 battery problem.

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Begs the question how do the makers get a charge into them in the first instance? I heard that they hit them with a ZAP to get them going, but not a clue as the the voltage/current.
Batteries work by a reversible chemical reaction. My first thought when I read that was why not build the battery out the chemicals in the changed state. But all the ones I have had needed charging to start with. perhaps

Lithium-ion battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Re: d80 battery problem.

Thanks for all your help, its Fanborough airshow in a few weeks and if my pride and joy is out for the count then i wont be happy.

Big thanks to you all i'll let you know what i find.
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Thanks for all your help, its Fanborough airshow in a few weeks and if my pride and joy is out for the count then i wont be happy.

Big thanks to you all i'll let you know what i find.
Hello all, i did indeed found the problem.

I let the battery drain all the way and it killed the battery, i bought a new one and it worked fine.

Alls well that ends well.
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