GX80 did not start after charging

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Leif Mohlin, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Leif Mohlin

    Leif Mohlin New to Mu-43

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    Jun 18, 2017
    Hi,

    yesterday i charged my 6 months old GX80 from the Computer until the LED went out.

    Some hours later I wanted to catch the last sunrays on the treetops.. and... the camera did not start. Just dead.

    I tried to take out battery, let the camera wait without battery, no change.
    I did try other USB-cables.

    I then tried to charge it again.. the led on the camera starts Flicker. That is my only clue. But can't find anything on this flickering Led on a GX80. Any user here that recognises this?

    My fear is that In some way overcharged the battery... but how in that case?

    best

    Leif
     
  2. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 21, 2017
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    Mike Wingate
    I don't think there is enough wattage from the computer. Have you a car charger or iPad plug you could try?
     
  3. Paul80

    Paul80 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Any reason for not using the supplied mains charger?
     
  4. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Altrincham
    Mike Wingate
    No mains charger supplied with this camera. I bought a Panasonic charger separately, as I do not wish to detach the flimsy panel that enables the flimsy charging cable to be used. It does say that the camera can be charged by computer via usb.
     
  5. Mine came with a 1A wall wart USB charger...

    I usually use a 5 outlet, 2A USB charging hub though...
     
  6. Bif

    Bif Mu-43 Veteran

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    Bruce Foreman
    My GX85 was an "open box" special and came with the AC connector missing. I had a 3rd party charger for that battery (left over from a GX7 setup) and ordered a Watson charger with a couple of Watson batteries. Although I could use my phone charger AC plug with USB cables to charge in camera (I did once), I very much prefer to use a wall charger like the Watson to charge batteries for this camera.
     
  7. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    All this talk of chargers is beside the point - you can use any USB cable to charge the battery in camera. However, computer USB ports tend to have extremely low charge rates; I definitely recommend using your phone charger or similar. I suppose there is an off chance the battery is completely discharged and you could bring it to life charging it from a better power source, but the second test would be getting a new battery. A cheaper third party battery from Amazon would do fine. It's actually a best case scenario that your battery is faulty - if the camera electronics are at fault then you've got a larger problem on your hands.
     
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