How to Replace a Digital Camera Battery Charger

1st July, 2008
digital cameras
tina asked:

How To Replace a Digital Camera Battery Charger

Your digital camera battery charger isn’t even part of your camera, but without it you can’t get your digital camera to work-or at least not for more than a few hours. It’s a bit of a catch 22: you can’t keep your battery charger with your camera at all times, it’s just not practical; but you also need to have it handy in case your digital camera’s battery needs a charge. For me, this means moving it all over the house to different wall sockets and even taking it with me on trips when I know I’ll be using my camera a lot. All this shifting and moving about inevitably results in a misplaced or-when I’m finally ready to admit it-lost digital camera battery charger. 

A lost digital camera battery charger poses a serious problem: it can be hard to find a replacement, but your digital camera still works fine. Although the hunt for a matching battery charger can be frustrating, if you know your digital camera’s make and model, you should be able to find a replacement battery charger by utilizing one of the below sources. 

Digital Camera Manufacturer. If you go to your camera manufacturer’s website, you should be able to browse for replacement parts. As long as you know the make and model of your camera (which you should be able to find printed on the camera itself), you can assure yourself that you’ll be getting the appropriate replacement digital camera battery charger. Visit Canon, Sony or any other major digital camera manufacturer’s website to find replacement parts. Or, if you’re more comfortable speaking to a person, you can call your digital camera manufacturer’s 800 number for assistance.

Third Party Vendor. If you’re looking for a discounted digital camera battery charger, you may want to look at sites like . These third party vendors often sell replacement parts from a variety of manufacturers at discounted rates. You must still know your digital camera’s make and model to assure that you are purchasing the appropriate replacement. You may be able to find universal digital camera battery chargers as well, but you should double check to ensure that your camera’s battery will fit in the universal charger you are considering.

Individual Vendor. Sites like eBay and Craigslist allow individuals to post ads for items that they are trying to sell. Ebay is a mixture of businesses and individuals and encourages buyers to bid on products in an auction-like environment. You’ll likely have better luck on eBay than on Craigslist since it boasts a larger quantity of more sophisticated sellers. However, check both if you’re looking for a deal and you might just luck out.

Retail Store. Electronics retail stores like Circuit City and Best Buy sell digital camera accessories, including battery chargers. Anywhere that you can buy a digital camera, you can probably buy a digital camera battery charger. Check your camera’s make and model, then either head to the store or get online to browse through your digital camera battery charger options.

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