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Old Nov 28, 2002, 1:35 AM   #1
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Default On the Verge of Breaking My D-40Z! HELP!

please help me, i am so desperate.

Olympus D-40Z
Sony 1 Hour Advanced Power Charger (BCG-34HNB2)
Energizer NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (NH15-AA, 1.2V, 1700mAh)


i first bought the Sony charger and used the Sony batteries that came with it for my Olympus D-40Z, but the battries wouldn't last for 5 pictures, and the camera shut down.

so i went out and bought another set of Energizer rechargeable batteries, same thing happened.

both brands of batteries work just fine on my portable CD player.


so i figured the camera might be faulty, got it exchanged, but same thing happened again, what is going on?

obviously, most people would suggest that the next thing to replace, naturally, would be the charger, but the batteries worked fine on my portable CD player!

the only thing that works right now is the CR-V3 battery supplied by Olympus, but they are expensive.

what should i do? i am on a trip now, and i want to take pictures desperately!
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Old Nov 28, 2002, 2:02 AM   #2
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I use a couple sets of 1600mah ni-mh batterys in my camera, they last longer then normal alkalines.
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Old Nov 28, 2002, 9:57 AM   #3
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How long does the standard AA battery set last in the camera?
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Old Dec 3, 2002, 10:33 PM   #4
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gibsonpd3620,

thanx for your concern, i noticed that you posted in my other thread as well. well, i haven't tried the std AA batteries cuz they mean nothing even if they work (yes, my camera works fine with the supplied lithium battery). anyway, i will keep you posted when i get my new charger.

once again, thanx!
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Old Dec 4, 2002, 6:19 AM   #5
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When you buy a charger make sure the power supply thing you plug in is separate from the actual charging unit. This ensures the batteries only get hot when charged and not as a result of the transformer heating them.

This way when the batteries get warm you know they are charged.
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Old Dec 4, 2002, 6:22 AM   #6
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It's also worth cycling new rechargeable bats when you first get them. I charge mine then discharge them in a torch 2-4 times. New bats sometimes need what I call "waking up".
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Old Dec 4, 2002, 10:35 PM   #7
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steve,

thanx for the tips, appreciated them! :P
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