Stuck Battery? Read on…
I recently had my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K delivered, good times.
The other day I tested an LP-E6 coupler (dummy battery) and it got stuck in the BMPCC4K’s battery bay, like… proper stuck.
After a lot of gentle pissing about I managed to get the coupler out, only to plonk a normal battery back in – which got stuck as well!
Taking it gingerly, i.e, not ramming screwdrivers in there or using heavy-handed technical taps, I eventually managed to get the battery out by sliding two cable ties either side of the battery, then waggling them, while holding the camera upside down.
I then immediately noticed what the issue was… there is a thick, metal backed (serial number) sticker on the inside of the BMPCC4K’s battery compartment which had got scrunched up.
Removing the sticker solved all the issues. The coupler and batteries all slide in/out perfectly fine now. It takes a while to get all the glue out, I used Isopropyl Alcohol, a lint free cloth, and elbow grease (free).
Long story short, if you’re having similar issues, or even if you’ve just got the camera… get that damn sticker out of there pronto!
Let me know if this helps. Cheers!
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