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Canon 5d Classic not reading battery correctly

Scotch
Apprentice

Hi all,

I have recently purchased a used Canon 5d classic and all seems well with it except the battery indicator is not working correctly. I have tried 3 batteries (1x BP-511a and 2x BP-511) but all batteries indicate only 1 bar on the Canon 5d classic. I have tested the batteries in a Canon 20d and it shows up properly. I have also tried cleaning the battery contacts in the 5d with vinegar but no progress. Any suggestions that could help solve this issue? Thanks!

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ebiggs1
Legend
Legend

I would not worry about it and just use the 5D as is. The indicator is probably just incorrect. Repair is not a likely solution.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

ebiggs1
Legend
Legend

" I have also tried cleaning the battery contacts in the 5d with vinegar ..."

Not my first choice for cleaning the contacts. Try some denatured alcohol on a qtip.(unlikely to help but cheap thing to try)

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!
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