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GH2 error please help!

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by m43baby, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Jan 1, 2011
    Just received a used GH2 from Adorama. When I put the panasonic battery in and turn the camera on, I get this message "THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED" and the camera shuts off. Any ideas on how to fix or is it a bad GH2?
     
  2. Henk

    Henk Mu-43 Regular

    197
    Aug 18, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Did you charge the battery?
     
  3. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Jan 1, 2011
    well when I turn the camera on, the indicator shows full battery but I'll charge and see if I still get the error.
     
  4. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
    Is it a real Panasonic battery or an off brand?
     
  5. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    836
    Feb 29, 2012
    Same Q here too, that would usually only happen with a non-Panasonic battery. Optionally, you can load the hacked firmware, which allows you to use 3rd party batteries.
     
  6. Vincen77o

    Vincen77o Mu-43 Regular

    123
    Nov 3, 2012
    St. Albans, Herts
    Try taking the battery out and re-inserting. Had this with my G10. After that the 3rd party batteries were recognised.
     
  7. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Jan 1, 2011
    Recharged the battery and still same error. It looks like an authentic Panasonic battery - although it looks a bit different than this one online:
    Panasonic-GH2-FI_Battery_Image.
    Is the one above exactly what mine should look like? my model NO shows DMW-BLC12PP
     
  8. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
    DMW-BLC12E looks to be correct.

    Maybe the battery just failed.
     
  9. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Jan 1, 2011
    Mine shows DMW-BLC12PP the one above is what I found on the internet
     
  10. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Jan 1, 2011
  11. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
  12. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Jan 1, 2011
    no other battery to try so I requested a refund and dropped it off at UPS. Strange that a large company selling a used camera, didn't check that it works before selling.