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G2 Power issue

 
Ross ­ Workman
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Jul 20, 2007 16:37 |  #1

Greetings to all.
I bought a used G2 for my wife to use a few months ago and it has a power issue.
The Li-ion battery doesn't seem to want to hold charge for any length of time. I've pulled known good batteries out of my 20D & 30D, but still it has a power hunger issue.
She said that it's alright if she doesn't use the zoom, but still, she doesn't get the number of images as one would expect.
I'm not familiar with this series of camera, but surely it should take more than a couple dozen images before crapping out.
I guess the bottom line question is, if it is something that needs to be fixed, is the camera worth it?
Or should I just buy her a new camera?
Thanks in advance.


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Jul 25, 2007 22:41 |  #2

Hi Ross,

I can't say about your particular camera, but I have had my G2 since it was new, and I have to say that it pretty much sips the power as opposed to draining it.
I can get several hundred photos on one charge.

Sorry.
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Aug 02, 2007 17:03 |  #3

I had a similiar issue a few years back. I was told that the charging circuit can get out of whack when the battery is frequently charged after using for just a few pictures, exactly what I frequently accomplished. I take 20 pictures at a wedding and then recharge. The problem is not the memory effect common to NiCad batteries, it is basically a "calibration" (for lack of abetter term) issue. Anyway, it was recommended that I fully charge the battery, then allow it to totally discharge. I did this by setting the screen to be on continuously. Then recharge and repeat. I did this about three times and the battery seemed fine, delivering the typical 100+ pictures on a charge.

By the way, for improved battery life the Canon tech also told me to charge to the steady orange indicator, not the steady green.

John from PA




  
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Aug 21, 2007 12:18 |  #4

i hardly can shoot 20 minutes with the LCD running on G2...

with the LCD off & no flash, and a whole night charge, i filled up 4 GB memory cards for 2 whole days straight at a annual Race event without recharging...


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