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1d Mark IV battery calibration?

 
Oz ­ Visuals
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My camera tells me I need to calibrate my battery. Anybody had this before. I did a quick google search and couldn't find why. Just curious.

Oct 26, 2011 10:56

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My 1d4 hasn't said this about any of my batteries so far, but my 1d3 did that once. I pushed the calibration option on the charger, and it said it completed successfully. But when I put the battery back in the 1d3, it still said it needed to be calibrated. I just ignored it after that.

Oct 26, 2011 11:16

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The spare battery that I bought for my MK IV gave me that message. I followed the steps in my owners manual and the issue has not returned.
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Oct 26, 2011 13:45 as a reply to sdipirro's post 2 hours earlier.

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Oggy1
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Have a look at your manual. Page 30 of the UK version.

Oct 26, 2011 15:32

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It is so the camera can display properly the amount of juice left in your battery. Pretty simple actually.

Oct 26, 2011 15:59

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In the index of your manual you can look up "Calibration" and it should point you to the place for what to do.

Oct 26, 2011 17:25

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There is a button to press on the battery charger in the first few seconds after connecting it and the red Calibration needed light blinking. You press the button and it start calibrating - taking 10 hours instead of 2.
It's just a thing that's required once in a while to give you max performance out the battery. Nothing is wrong unless it keeps happening after each discharge.
The reason for the need? It doesn't matter :), it just needs to be done. Shouldn't be needed for a long time after it's done. When batteries near the end of their life, that's when it might start happening a lot.

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