Casio EX S600 Battery problems
I bought my digital camera in March 2007, and have been very happy about it. Only 9 months after purchase the battery didn’t want to charge! It really annoyed me, but Casio was very understanding and sent me another battery with no question asked. Last week end, I tried to charge my camera (this is roughly 6 months within the life of the new battery they had sent), and the same problem occurred! I got especially frustrated considering I was attending a wedding; so I decided to call Casio again, and once again they put an order and I should get my battery shortly by mail. Only this time I got curious, was I really unlucky or was it something to do with quality issues; I decided to search the web. As I somehow expected, there were numerous similar complaints on various blogs, and on a forum I found some advice that turned out to be amazingly useful!
Put the camera on the deck for 5 seconds (letting the red light go from continuous to blinking), and as soon as the light on the deck starts blinking red (meaning battery is dead), take off the camera and put it right back. Repeat until you get a solid red light (meaning it is charging), and you’ll be set for a battery resurrection!
I only wish my common sense flash came up earlier (when I actually needed the camera)! For some reason I’ve noticed not being as aware as I used to be… Could this be early signs of aging???