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GH2 "THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED" is a bug or technology trap?
  • Help! My gh2 display "THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED" after Insert ohter battery except the original battery, GH2 only recognises the original battery, This is is a bug or technology trap? How can i deal it with ?

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  • It is camera feature.

  • I don't know how i activate this trap, because I always use third party batteries.

  • My DC adapter can not be identified too. To upgrade the firmware cannot solve this problem.

  • I finally solved the problem with a clever way.

  • @knight999

    I finally solved the problem with a clever way.

    glad to hear. It would be nice to share your clever way.

  • please share this clever way. my gh2 is giving me this problem as well

  • I had it happen once. I took the battery out and put it back in. No more problems.

  • I just had it happen today with the stock Panasonic battery. I took it out, put it back in, charged it, but no luck. Then I took a cotton swab and cleaned the contacts on the battery and in the camera with a little bit of rubbing alcohol. I figured there was no way that would help because the contacts looked as clean as a bloody whistle and the camera is less than a year old. I'll be damned if it didn't fix it. It fires right up now.

  • This is the clerver way. Fool camera that is original battery.

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  • I have no idea what I'm looking at, but I have to admit, it does actually look clever...

  • Can this hell (vendor locking to batteries) be hacked? I planned to use GH2 with decoupler and doubled external battery packs (FZ1000 works OK with it), but ...