[rollei_list] Lifespan for Rollei 6008 battery?

Over the weekend, I got bitten by a NiCd battery that won't recharge...

The camera is about 7 years old, but lightly used.  If I have about 100
rolls through it, that's a lot.  It has been sitting unused in the safe for
the last 2 years.

I decided to break it out on Saturday and realized that the battery needed
charging.  When placed into the charger, the red light goes on for 5
seconds, goes out, goes on for five seconds, goes out, and then the one
flash every 15 second routine which means that it's on slow charge.

However, when I put the battery into the camera, there's no power for
anything.

Will this battery just "die" from sitting around?  Is there anything I can
do to give it a kick start?  I tried swapping the fuse, but the old one was
in good repair so this tactic did nothing...

Any help, greatly appreciated!

j

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Jeffrey L. Bromberger
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