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    Probably explains why the USB-C have difficulty charging the battery in camera. It doesn't think there was one there. Its RMA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taikonaut View Post
    Probably explains why the USB-C have difficulty charging the battery in camera. It doesn't think there was one there. Its RMA.
    Sucks. But the question is ...how can we/you prevent that when you get the camera when you get it back? Don't want to have to be sending the camera in multiple times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jambredz View Post
    Sucks. But the question is ...how can we/you prevent that when you get the camera when you get it back? Don't want to have to be sending the camera in multiple times.
    Taping the lever down or BMD disabling the need for that in a firmware update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jambredz View Post
    Sucks. But the question is ...how can we/you prevent that when you get the camera when you get it back? Don't want to have to be sending the camera in multiple times.
    Don't go yanking the battery out hard if it gets stuck. Mine came out after a lot of wiggle and giggle, I found that if you pressed the battery up against the inner wall of the battery compartment it was more prone to spitting the battery out
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    Quote Originally Posted by EYu View Post
    It's not the brand of battery but how much heat the battery generates during use that causes it to bloat. All LP-E6 and the Nikon type for the BMPCC does that. The battery housing of BM pocket cameras does not have enough clearance hence when the batt bloats, it gets stuck.
    Here are my bloated Watson batteries used with BMMCC. They still works well. It may be a real problem if they bloat in same way inside P4K camera. And yes, there is always a risk to bloat battery during battery charge.

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    BMD sent me a new camera from RMA. Before I put a battery in I shine a torch down the battery compartment to have a look at the battery detect lever and I could not see it. My disappointment was confirmed when I put the supplied battery that came with the camera it had exactly the same problem. I still get the same 0% indicator even though the battery is charged. So this is new out of the box with the same problem
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    It seems the supplied BM Battery does not work,with the battery level indicator. Try a OEM Canon Battery.
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    The issue is not whether the battery works or not. The problem is the battery detect lever either not working or in my case its not there or broke. Without the battery detect lever you could not charge the battery via the USB-C at least in my case. The lever allows the battery level bar indicator to show when using a 3rd party battery like the one supplied with the camera.
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    The BluMax Batteries work fine for me - drops right out without any sticking.
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    I was sent another camera from RMA, this time battery detect lever is there and I got back the battery status bar. However when I connect the camera from USB-C to USB port on my Mac it does not charge the battery, no battery charge red indicator. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Using the same connection I performed the camera setup and it detected the camera with the correct firmware so it is seeing the camera via USB-C just not charging the battery?
    With the external power adapter supplied I'm getting the red indicator light which suggest it is charging using that.
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