I just used a generic battery from eBay for my Lumix DMC-f20 and, worked for one session. After that, I downloaded to my computer, sans adapter, and, when I came back, the battery was depleted. I recharged and the camera turned on, then off. I recharged for a longer period and the battery chamber became extremely hot and the camera was just mute, or the camera equivalent, since then. I had misplaced my battery and charger, and didn't want to spend a lot for a temporary replacement. I'm really financially strapped at present.
Does anyone know if there's a chance the camera will work again with the OEM battery or ac adapter? I don't have the money to purchase an equivalent quality camera right now but need one to sell some items on eBay and Etsy?
If I had checked this site before purchasing one, I would never have done so, given what I've just read. Panasonic, especially, advises against this. I like others, gave the eBay seller positive feedback when the battery worked, for one session.
Thank you very much for any assistance.