05-03-2013 10:12 AM
I dont use camera that often. That being said I havent used my camera much. may be I have taken 2K pics at most in th epast 1 year. But I started having issues with the battery that came with Canon very soon after owning the camera. I thought may be battery is becoming weak so I ordered a new one. Now new one worked fine for some timee and now that also loses charge even after taking like 20 pics. I will see green light or full battery indicator on the camera screen and next thing I see is that it has red light.
Battery charger - When I put the batttery for charging the red light stays on for 20 secs and than goes away. Should I see the light indicator on charger at all times or ust at the begining. And ofcourse even after putting it to charge, it wont charge.
I am going crazy. Please help if anyone had similar issues. I am not able to pin point the issue. Thanks so much.
05-03-2013 01:01 PM
Yes, the light on the charger should stay on the entire time until it's done. I can't remember for my 400D if there's a green light when it's done or it just goes out. I want to say it just goes out.
Are you using official Canon batteries or third party stuff. If it's Canon then something is definitely wrong, and I suspect your charger. But that doesn't explain your camera showing full then empty. I find it unlikely you have bad batteries and a bad charger. Which suggests to me that either the charger is ruining the batteries, or maybe it’s a camera issue (and the batteries aren’t actually dead, hence your charger turning off right away).
05-04-2013 01:38 PM
I think it's got to do with the charger and not the batteries, based on what you described. It's a case of the battery charger lying to you that a battery has been fully charged when it's not. This happened to me with my Canon 50D charger. I'd stick a battery in then it would charge it for about 5 mins then the light goes green but in fact the battery is near empty. I would remove replace a couple times before it would properly charge. It happens a lot more often with after market batteries but it would do the same for genuine Canon batteries too. It gets to a point that I make sure the battery is being charged for at least an hour otherwise remove replace until it does. I haven't tried cleaning the contacts with an eraser but that's a good idea...