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Re: Camcorder Battery drain

Posted By: Don
Thursday, 19 November 1998, at 4:24 p.m.

In Response To: Camcorder Battery drain (Eve)

Eve,

It can only be a few things. I haven't heard anything about that particular camera having troubles, but it is disturbing that it is 'refurbished' which more than likely means there was an initial problem with a manufacturer run and they got a BUNCH of them back under warrenty... supposedly fixed them and resold them into the market. That camera MAY have always had trouble with batteries.

Barring that, the new battery COULD be bad too. If the camera doesn't have a short in it (the only reason for THAT fast of a drain) then the battery or charger is at fault. I would suspect the charger since it is less likely that the new battery was bad off the bat.

There are only a few things to consider here and any camera shop should be able to figure out which of the three is at fault.

With NiCad batteries you need to follow a few rules. A brand new battery must get fully charged per directions before first use. The battery should be neary fully discharged between uses. Not following these two rules cause a short life of the battery to occur.

I'd have a shop check all the components before commiting more money or consider returning the unit to Sears for refund. That's not normal.

Don

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