EM1ii battery heating problem.

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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,511
EM1ii battery heating problem.

Has anyone else had an experience with a battery heating up so much that it warmed the whole camera, as it burned up its charge.

Trying to do the firmware upgrades I mention in another thread, I charged and inserted a battery that I had more or less kept in reserve after such strange and increasing problems with the original EM1ii it had come with that Olympus, after two Canadian (Trinitek) attempts to repair the camera replaced it, complete with the battery that I had previously been using.

After finding that the EM1ii already had the latest (2.3) firmware, I turned it off and, because its 's supplied battery was still charging put it in a camera bag with the battery from the camera that had been replaced still in it.  Twenty or thirty minutes later, wanting to make sure I had the versions right for my post on the (mostly unneeded) firmware updates, I went to get the camera again.  The bag was warm, the camera noticably warm, and the battery - which the camera now reported as empty, very warm.

I took it out immediately and left the battery door and card door open and empty so that the camera could cool.

Has anyone had similar experiences.  I am wandering whether it was the real cause of all the problems that I had some months ago.  Or perhaps it was damaged in the process/ I am thinking of sending this battery to Olympus so that they can figure out what is going on, and perhaps save other customers and themselves problems in the future.

BTW This is the first time, since buying my E-1 in 2003, that I've ever had a problem with and Olympus battery,  (Wasabi, yes, Lenmar yes. But never Olympus OEM)

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