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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Battery - charging error

A few weeks ago, I had a charge error while charging my battery for the OMD EM1 Mark II (blinking green light). I ordered a new battery thinking the problem is with the battery (I have not received it yet). Yesterday, I had the same charging error with another battery. Has anyone experienced this problem with their battery and/or battery charger?
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Re: Battery - charging error

Charged two so far - no problem. A third is charging as I write this.
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Re: Battery - charging error

Three batteries, through 2 or 3 charging cycles now and not seen this problem.

I hope that is not tempting fate!

I hope you get to the bottom of it and get it sorted out.

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Re: Battery - charging error

Does the battery actually charge?? ie when back in the camera show 100%

Might be the charger lights that have gone up the swanny.....
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Re: Battery - charging error

I've had it happen once when I put what I thought was a fully charged battery in just to check it. Took it out and put it back in and it then showed steady green.
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Re: Battery - charging error

The new charger flashes Green when it is charging. It goes off completely when fully charged. Opposite to the mk 1.

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Re: Battery - charging error

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A few weeks ago, I had a charge error while charging my battery for the OMD EM1 Mark II (blinking green light). I ordered a new battery thinking the problem is with the battery (I have not received it yet). Yesterday, I had the same charging error with another battery. Has anyone experienced this problem with their battery and/or battery charger?
Thanks, Claude
This suggests it's the charger. Go to your 'friendly' retailer and ask if they can charge the battery in question. If yes, they make a sale of a new charger. Win-Win.
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The new charger flashes Green when it is charging. It goes off completely when fully charged. Opposite to the mk 1.

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That is completely wrong! It flashes yellow when charging and then goes continuous green when finished.

Are you sure you have a genuine Olympus charger?
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I'm colour blind.
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That is completely wrong! It flashes yellow when charging and then goes continuous green when finished.

Are you sure you have a genuine Olympus charger?
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Re: Battery - charging error

Got two olympus batteries and original charger, had a flashing yellow light that suggested something was dud, cleaned the contacts on the charger and battery, then took the lead out and plugged it back in again. Charged from 29% to 100% in less than 30 mins

One problem is having several cameras and the chargers all have different colours:

Panasonic’s battery charger displays a green light while the battery is charging. The light goes off when charging is completed. Yet this camera seems to have a flashing green light and then when charged, a solid green light when charged and then there is the nikon and fujifilm
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Got two olympus batteries and original charger, had a flashing yellow light that suggested something was dud, ...

Do you understand that flashing yellow means it is charging normally?
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Re: Battery - charging error

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Got two olympus batteries and original charger, had a flashing yellow light that suggested something was dud............<snip> Yet this camera seems to have a flashing green light and then when charged, a solid green light when charged and then there is the nikon and fujifilm
Eh? Flashing yellow is normal and rate of flash indicates charge progress.

You say flashing green? Really?
Mine goes green, as others have said, when fully charged.
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Re: Battery - charging error

Mine's like yours Tim. Solid green when fully charged.
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