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Offline colehasarsx

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Canon t2i Battery problem
« on: February 08, 2013, 12:50:20 PM »
Hi i bought a canon t2i about 10 months ago. Ever since ive had it, it has had a battery glitch. it will work fine for 2 minutes and then the battery will die. so i have to turn the camera off and on , then the battery is full charged again.

it doesnt effect quality but it is VERY frustrating and annoying to not have a properly working camera.

long story short i talked to adorama about getting it replaced but i ended up forgetting about it and getting involved with school and now its WAY past the warranty time.

Im coming here for any help. any ideas of what i should do? are there some methods i should try to fix it?

i honestly cant really afford to buy a new camera either.

thanks for anyone who can help!

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 02:47:27 PM »
Hopefully it's a small thing but if not, you may have to eventually send it in for repairs.
But first; have you tried a totally different battery (borrow someones battery) to see if this happens with another battery? It kind of sounds like a short but it needs to be isolated somehow.  If you have the same issue with another battery, then you can figure the battery is good but it's something in the camera itself. If you have no issues with the test battery, you have a cheap fix there with a new battery (and it does NOT have to be a Canon battery).

Hopefully someone else will chime in here and have a better answer yet but the idea of isolating the problem was the first thing that came to mind.
Good luck.
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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 03:07:22 PM »
Adorama is a very good company. If you talked to them and they took your information then they might be willing to work with you. Same with Canon believe it or not. I had that do an out of warranty repair once based on the fact that I spoke to them about it before it was out of warranty. Now I am only talking about a month or so but I would still be willing to give it a try.

I would first, if at all possible, try what Doodle said and get another battery to see if it is just a battery problem. If it is then really that is not that big of a deal.

I'd probably order something cheap like this from Amazon just to test it all out. http://www.amazon.com/LPE8-Replacement-Batteries-Digital-Potectors/dp/B00570DFYQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1360361073&sr=8-5&keywords=battery+for+cannon+t2i
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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 09:54:27 AM »
Hopefully it's a small thing but if not, you may have to eventually send it in for repairs.
But first; have you tried a totally different battery (borrow someones battery) to see if this happens with another battery? It kind of sounds like a short but it needs to be isolated somehow.  If you have the same issue with another battery, then you can figure the battery is good but it's something in the camera itself. If you have no issues with the test battery, you have a cheap fix there with a new battery (and it does NOT have to be a Canon battery).

Hopefully someone else will chime in here and have a better answer yet but the idea of isolating the problem was the first thing that came to mind.
Good luck.

i have tried 3 different batterys. also when i went to school i had a photography class that allowed me to rent a t3i. the t3i never had an issue with any of my batterys so its a camera problem.

the fact that i had a t3i all last semester is also a reason why i never got around to repairing it.

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 09:56:10 AM »
Adorama is a very good company. If you talked to them and they took your information then they might be willing to work with you. Same with Canon believe it or not. I had that do an out of warranty repair once based on the fact that I spoke to them about it before it was out of warranty. Now I am only talking about a month or so but I would still be willing to give it a try.

I would first, if at all possible, try what Doodle said and get another battery to see if it is just a battery problem. If it is then really that is not that big of a deal.

I'd probably order something cheap like this from Amazon just to test it all out. http://www.amazon.com/LPE8-Replacement-Batteries-Digital-Potectors/dp/B00570DFYQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1360361073&sr=8-5&keywords=battery+for+cannon+t2i


ok well i had talked to adorama WITHIN my warranty about my problem and they told me that they would replace it whenever a new t2i came available last summer. NOW this was last summer. thats a while ago.

they never called or contacted me. and since i got busy with school and had a working t3i. i never used my t2i or thought to fix it.


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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 10:37:47 AM »
From what you've said, your diagnosis must be correct that it's the camera, and it sounds like a loose connection (does bumping it gently make it drop out, or, does leaving it untouched make it stay up longer?) and not something that has a DIY fix. I think you should talk to Adorama along the lines of "remember I told you within the warranty period..." and see what they can do for you.

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 11:40:51 AM »
Any chance the contacts are dirty inside your camera? That's a pretty easy fix if you can get a can of contact cleaner.
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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 01:17:33 PM »
From what you've said, your diagnosis must be correct that it's the camera, and it sounds like a loose connection (does bumping it gently make it drop out, or, does leaving it untouched make it stay up longer?) and not something that has a DIY fix. I think you should talk to Adorama along the lines of "remember I told you within the warranty period..." and see what they can do for you.

adorama is closed but i brought up the emails during the warranty period. Im going to call them monday and see what they can do.

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 01:18:12 PM »
Any chance the contacts are dirty inside your camera? That's a pretty easy fix if you can get a can of contact cleaner.

like the battery contact? explain?

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 05:38:08 PM »
Well going off what AndyCivil said, if the metal tabs in the camera that actually conducted the electricity from the battery were dirty, then it would make sense that they would cause your camera to shut off. Open up the compartment that holds the battery in your camera and take a look at those contacts, I can't really provide any other advice besides that since I don't know what they should look like or how you can go about testing them.
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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 10:50:01 PM »
They're blade contacts that slot into three slots on the battery (the middle one is some kind of sensor, perhaps only used for temperature while charging ??? ) They look pretty hard to get to for cleaning purposes, you'd need to make a special tool.

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 06:44:07 PM »
VERDICT:

after an hour i finally finished talking through customer service and they decided to make an exception to refund it with a 15% re stocking fee.

so that gives me $425 in store credit. So I'm going to spend $225 plus credit to buy a new t3i.

It kind of sucks but at least i will have a brand new t3i that i know will work!

can i still use this website if i have a t3i? lol

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 07:01:49 PM »
Good job on getting them to take it back gotta keep at it and stand your ground

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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 07:10:40 PM »
VERDICT:

after an hour i finally finished talking through customer service and they decided to make an exception to refund it with a 15% re stocking fee.

so that gives me $425 in store credit. So I'm going to spend $225 plus credit to buy a new t3i.

It kind of sucks but at least i will have a brand new t3i that i know will work!

can i still use this website if i have a t3i? lol

No, you are banished to the NetherWorld!  ;D
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Re: Canon t2i Battery problem
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 09:33:46 AM »
awesome! this site has very friendly and helpful people.

thats one reason why i dont want to leave.