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Experience:  Many years of experience with electronics, including digital and film cameras.
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We have a panasonic camera DMC-ZS19 and just got a new

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We have a panasonic camera DMC-ZS19 and just got a new charging cord for it. After charging all night there is a red light on the camera that keeps flashing . What does this mean?
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It is a Panasonic DMC-ZS19 and probably 3 years old.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It has been going on since yesterday when we got the new charging cord which is a Courier charger model #TJY8750. we haven't tried any trouble shooting. Don't know what the flashing red lights indicate nor what to try.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: What could I tell you that would help.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Simit replied 4 months ago.

That usually means that there is some issue with the battery itself. This could possible stem from the charging cable. However, if the unit is charging properly, and functions normally otherwise, you don't really need to worry about the LED. The mechanism that Panasonic uses to determine the battery health isn't that great on that camera, and often has false alarms, and there is no real way to correct it.

One thing you can try is replacing the battery with a new like in the link below:

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