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Battery Deleted

coker
Posted 22/07/2021 - 19:34 Link
I'm getting this message on the main screen of my K5. When turned on, all seems well but pressing the shutter button brings a CLUNK & the message Battery Depleted.

Thoughts, anyone ?

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Edited by coker: 22/07/2021 - 19:37
JohnX
Posted 22/07/2021 - 20:13 Link
Why are you not believing the message?

What happens after the clunk and on screen message?
Edited by JohnX: 22/07/2021 - 20:15
coker
Posted 22/07/2021 - 20:30 Link
.....so, I was shooting a stack, shot 3 of 15, when I noticed the battery was onto the orange warning level so, having to go out with my wife in twenty minutes for a couple of hours, I put the battery on charge,The light on the charger came on, as usual.

Got back home had supper etc, etc thought I'd carry on with the stack.The charger light was off.
Shutter inoperative, Battery Depleted message.

Tried several times.
Changed lens.
Same.
Put battery back on charger, LIGHT CAME ON!
Which means the battery was ready to accept a charge despite having been on charge for over 5 hours.
I had had no problems with the battery since I've had the camera.
Shutter count is 105066, from new, with this battery........

Roger.

Sorry, John, missed your post! Please see the above.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Edited by coker: 22/07/2021 - 20:35
RobL
Posted 22/07/2021 - 20:34 Link
Donít you have a spare?
coker
Posted 22/07/2021 - 20:34 Link
The clunk is followed by another clunk, shutter inoperative!

R.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
coker
Posted 22/07/2021 - 20:36 Link
'fraid not, Rob.

R.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Chrism8
Posted 22/07/2021 - 20:51 Link
105k clicks on a K5, sounds like you need a new battery
Chris

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LennyBloke
Posted 22/07/2021 - 21:17 Link
Chrism8 wrote:
105k clicks on a K5, sounds like you need a new battery

I think it's done pretty well - like Chris says, treat your trusty K5 to a new battery
LennyBloke
coker
Posted 22/07/2021 - 21:31 Link
Anyone have any thoughts on an alternative to the Pentax original @ £ 70-odd, say in the £20 area ........?

Cheers,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
LennyBloke
Posted 22/07/2021 - 21:40 Link
coker wrote:
Anyone have any thoughts on an alternative to the Pentax original @ £ 70-odd, say in the £20 area ........?

Cheers,

Roger.

I think the DSTE (available on Amazon) are supposed to be good for a 3rd party cell. Currently they are doing a pair of them for £15. But this isn't from my experience, I remember them being recommended as a cheap alternative a while ago.

LennyBloke
Edited by LennyBloke: 22/07/2021 - 21:41
Lubbyman
Posted 22/07/2021 - 21:52 Link
coker wrote:

Put battery back on charger, LIGHT CAME ON!
Which means the battery was ready to accept a charge despite having been on charge for over 5 hours.

That happens with all my batteries and all my chargers. I think the charger has to try charging the battery before it can work out whether it needs to stop. If the light goes out fairly quickly, the battery is fully charged and all is well.

However, it does seem like you need to treat your K5 to a new battery. SRS has an Ansmann clone for £19.99, so just within your budget. I've not used that brand so can't say whether it's any good - but would SRS sell it if it isn't?

Steve
HarisF1
Posted 22/07/2021 - 21:55 Link
DSTE are fine I think, I bought some ages ago and they haven't blown up.
All the gear with no idea
coker
Posted 22/07/2021 - 22:18 Link
O.K.

Just ordered 2xDTSE d-L109 s £16.99.

Keep everything crossed then!

Roger.

Thanks everyone for all your thoughts & support, it's appreciated!
The more I look, the more there is to see!
barkin
Posted 22/07/2021 - 22:24 Link
I've got a couple of DSTE batteries. Bought a USB charger, with 2 batteries, as a package from a seller on Amazon 2 or 3 years ago. Less than 20 quid all-in at the time.
In use, I see no difference between them and the OEM battery that came with my K-3.
Edited by barkin: 22/07/2021 - 22:25
davidwozhere
Posted 23/07/2021 - 00:50 Link
I have a number of different ones. They are all good. The only difference is the number of Ma hours stated on the labels. I keep them in a battery wallet and rotate them. You have only accused the battery thus far. The chargers can play up too due to thin films of muck on the charging blades and also on the battery terminals. Give both of them some stick with a simple pencil eraser to make sure your connection is good.
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