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Old 26th of October 2011 (Wed)   #1
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Default 1d Mark IV battery calibration?

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.
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Old 26th of October 2011 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: 1d Mark IV battery calibration?

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.
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Old 26th of October 2011 (Wed)   #3
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Default Re: 1d Mark IV battery calibration?

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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Old 26th of October 2011 (Wed)   #4
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Default Re: 1d Mark IV battery calibration?

Have a look at your manual. Page 30 of the UK version.
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Old 26th of October 2011 (Wed)   #5
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Default Re: 1d Mark IV battery calibration?

It is so the camera can display properly the amount of juice left in your battery. Pretty simple actually.
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Default Re: 1d Mark IV battery calibration?

In the index of your manual you can look up "Calibration" and it should point you to the place for what to do.
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Default Re: 1d Mark IV battery calibration?

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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