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Jonathan Palmer
AF100 batteries not connecting with camera
on Oct 18, 2011 at 7:38:26 pm

Back story- I'm shooting in the middle east with the Af100 suddenly the camera won't turn on. Quickly switch batteries and ok. This happens repeatedly till non of my three batteries will power the camera. My engineer friend deduced that it's the contacts and mods the batteries with foil slivers and bingo we have power. This works to limp through the rest of the shoots but if the camera is jostled it looses connection and dies.

I'm back in the US and need to get this resolved. There doesn't appear to be any physical damage to either the camera or batteries. my assumption is that the camera side of the connection is damaged but before I send it in and have to rent for 3 weeks I'm seeking second opinions.

I've not found any similar experiences online.

Thoughts?
-Jonathan


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John Fishback
Re: AF100 batteries not connecting with camera
on Oct 19, 2011 at 9:53:56 pm

I recall reading about someone having a similar problem a few weeks back. Sorry I can;t remember where. Please post back when you find an answer.

John

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Noah Kadner
Re: AF100 batteries not connecting with camera
on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:44:09 pm

That's one of those things I'd get it serviced for. Could be a loose connection or just a badly fitting part. Without that functioning your camera is not reliable- which is the same as having no camera if you think about it.

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Jonathan Palmer
Re: AF100 batteries not connecting with camera
on Nov 2, 2011 at 7:01:50 pm

I'm really disappointed with Panasonic. They have had the camera for over a week and just managed to look at it today. Tech says the camera is fine batteries are defective. He told me not to use my batteries with other types of cameras as that's what damaged them. Thanks guy- I didn't - the camera somehow damaged them. No it didn't. Ah- yes it did. No it didn't- your batteries are only warranties for 10 days- go buy new ones.

Brilliant.


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