Jeffrey,The short answer is "yes". They can die from sitting around. It happened to one of mine. You can try to revive it by discharging completely and then re-charge. Repeat this cycle a few times. It may work. The Rollei Charger-C has a discharging circuit. Earlier Rollei chargers do not have this facility. Another way is using a 6 - 10 Volt light bulb for discharging. I will send a small JPG showing the pins to use to your private mail box .
At the end of the day mine had to be rebuilt. Ferdi.Op 25-aug-2008, om 16:42 heeft Jeffrey L. Bromberger het volgende geschreven:
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 forthe last 2 years.I decided to break it out on Saturday and realized that the battery neededcharging. When placed into the charger, the red light goes on for 5seconds, goes out, goes on for five seconds, goes out, and then the oneflash 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 wasin good repair so this tactic did nothing... Any help, greatly appreciated! j --- Jeffrey L. Bromberger jeffrey@xxxxxxxx
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