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LC-E10 charger/battery not working?

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I bought a brand new Rebel T6 and it seems that my battery is not charging.  My product came with a LC-E10 battery charger.  When I put it into the power outlet, the 'charge' LED will blink every 1 second.  I am disappointed the owners manual says nothing whatsoever about the display light blinking or being solid.

 

I have left it charging for up to 3 hours yet when trying to power on the camera, nothing happens.

 

my best guess is that the battery is completely dead/unrecognizable to the charger.  Does anyone have experience with this issue?

 

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Gatorade92 wrote:

I bought a brand new Rebel T6 and it seems that my battery is not charging.  My product came with a LC-E10 battery charger.  When I put it into the power outlet, the 'charge' LED will blink every 1 second.  I am disappointed the owners manual says nothing whatsoever about the display light blinking or being solid.

 

I have left it charging for up to 3 hours yet when trying to power on the camera, nothing happens.

 

my best guess is that the battery is completely dead/unrecognizable to the charger.  Does anyone have experience with this issue?

 


It sounds as though the charger is behaving exactly as it normally would with a fully discharged battery. As the battery charges, the light will blink twice, then three times. When it's fully charged, the light will glow solidly and not blink. I think every Canon battery charger I've ever seen works that way. And if the battery is, in fact, fully discharged, three hours is too soon to give up on it.

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I tried again and still nothing. Same light blinking. 'Full' LED on charger never lights up. Maybe I'll leave it charging overnight. Manual says it takes 4 hours but I'm certain I've charged it long enough
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Re: LC-E10 charger/battery not working?

Will the battery work in the camera? What does the camera show for battery level? My guess is that you just need to leave it on the charger longer for a full charge.
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Nothing happens when I put it in the camera.

As far as I understand all I need to do to turn the camera on is flip the switch to the ON position. I don't need to do anything else?
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Even if not fully charged, the camera should power on even if the battery has only a partial charge.  Turning the on/off to on should power up the camera.  Let it charge overnight.  If it won't take a charge, give Canon a call and let them take care of it.  Canon does have excellent customer service, so don't worry about it too much.

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Even after charging it for ~3 hours, you'd think that would be enough to even turn the camera on, but it doesn't.  To add to that, the battery isn't even getting warm after so many hours of charging, so it is apparent the battery isn't being charged whatsoever.  I am going to go out of town today to buy a new battery and charger and hopefully I'll be able to turn on my T6.

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Gatorade92 wrote:

Even after charging it for ~3 hours, you'd think that would be enough to even turn the camera on, but it doesn't.  To add to that, the battery isn't even getting warm after so many hours of charging, so it is apparent the battery isn't being charged whatsoever.  I am going to go out of town today to buy a new battery and charger and hopefully I'll be able to turn on my T6.


You have thought wrong.

 

The initial charge used to be crucial for older batteries.  Not so sure about the newer ones, but allowing it fully charge on its’ own is a good idea.  My battery took over 12 hours to initially charge up.  That particular charger is pretty slow.

 

You have made little mention of the status of the charging light.  So, I am not even going to ask about it.

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12 hours is crazy. The owners manual says it takes 2 hours to fully charge an "exhausted" battery. Whether that means straight out the box or after normal use is beyond me.

The status of the blinking light hasn't changed
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Gatorade92 wrote:
12 hours is crazy. The owners manual says it takes 2 hours to fully charge an "exhausted" battery. Whether that means straight out the box or after normal use is beyond me.

The status of the blinking light hasn't changed

Okay.  Have it your way.  Believe what you want.  Ignore all the advice you want.  But, your way does not seem to work.

 

The initial charge is a one time process, which is why it takes so long.  If you have interrupted that process, and tried to use the battery, you may have comprised the capacity of the battery.  Yup, go buy a new one.

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