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Live view on E-510 & BLM1 drain

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Live view on E-510 & BLM1 drain
Aug 9, 2014

A first I blamed the 3rd party BLM1's that I have accumulated over the years. I thought they'd come to the end of their lives and were no longer charging fully. But after a bit of tinkering, I discovered that it was the Live-view mode on my E510 which, when engaged, gave the low battery signal almost straight away - and within a few seconds, shut the camera down.  But when I inserted the same battery into my E500 or C-8080 - its still showed green - and continued working as normal.

I never use the live view mode - so perhaps that's why its taken me so long to discover this phenomenon.  Does it to all the batteries. And only when the livew-view is turned on.  I take it the camera has developed a fault.

Anyone else have a similar experience ?

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