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    Default E-3 turns off after 2-3 photos in row

    Hi guys, today I discovered unpleasant failure of my E-3. When I set sequential mode and I started to shoot, after shooting two pictures camera just turned off and did not save anything. When I turned off and turned on camera again everything works but overtime I make more photos in row it dies. Sometimes it can make three photos but that is maximum. My camera has done 31185 pictures so far - that is nothing for this gear.

    Do you have any idea why is this happening to me and what could be a reason?

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    Default Re: E-3 turns off after 2-3 photos in row

    Is it something simple like an old battery not supplying the juice well enough for sustained shooting?
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    Default Re: E-3 turns off after 2-3 photos in row

    I would agree... that sounds like classic lithium-ion battery death. The battery will show as well-charged, but as soon as it's put under load it just stops sending power.

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    Default Re: E-3 turns off after 2-3 photos in row

    The battery would be my bet also.
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    Default Re: E-3 turns off after 2-3 photos in row

    The true is I thought about it but I did not try another one because I put this one freshly from charger. But I have really old baterries so it could be the problem. I will try in the evening and let you know.
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