645DF battery indicator problem

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645DF battery indicator problem

Postby NNN634545300732415530 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:14 pm

Hi!

We have a problem with the battery indicator on the 645DF body. It is actually not moving and always shows that the inserted batteries are fully charged.

We tried different types of batteries and always changed the settings of the camera for the appropriate battery type, but the result didnt change. We also upgraded the firmware to the latest version but with no success.

The result of this is that we have no idea what is the status of the inserted batteries and only find out that the batteries ran out when there is not enough power to operate the shutter (either the focal plain shutter in the body or the leaf shutter in the lens) and the camera stops working properly.

Do you have any idea how this problem might be solved?


Thank you very much for your help!


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Re: 645DF battery indicator problem

Postby Bruce Rohr » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:18 pm

Hello,

I happened to read your problem with batteries. I have a Mamiya Pro II D which goes through a lot of batteries and the battery level in the camera is unreliable as well. My solution was to buy a Load Battery tester from ZTS on line. It's about 85 dollars and worth every penny because it will tell you if the battery is really good or not.

Hope that helps.
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Re: 645DF battery indicator problem

Postby NNN634545300732415530 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:12 am

Thank you for your reply. We have already solved the problem by sending the camera to Phase One and having some electronic parts replaced. The repair was 600 Eur and the camera works alright since...
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