GX80 did not start after charging

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Leif Mohlin, Jun 18, 2017 at 7:02 AM.

  1. Leif Mohlin

    Leif Mohlin New to Mu-43

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    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
    Altrincham
    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...