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Message trash empty try to record and get camera full

I downloaded all the saved files and i get camera empty when i hit the delete icon but camera full when i try to record

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem, anyone solve this one yet?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    Same problem. On my Mac, I copied and pasted the video from the DCIM folder. Then deleted the files from the camera. When I tried to take a video it says that the camera is full. When I try to push the trash button on the camera it says camera is empty. When I plug the camera back into my computer, the folder looks empty with zero bytes.

  • cinnamonsuga Apr 07, 2009

    Same problem. Camera empty, memory says it's full.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    Just bought the flip HD video camera. I moved the videos to my computer and emptied the camera. I have no space to record on the camera. Tech support advised dumping all of the videos on the computer but that did not work. Finally, I removed the software and I got my full 60 minutes of camera time back. The bad news is every time you plug the camera into a computer the problem comes back.

    Flip has virtually NO support for the product line. They send email responses that are pretty much useless and you can not talk to anyone.

    DO NOT BUY THE FLIP VIDEO CAMERA!!! JUNK, JUNK JUNK and NO support.

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Someone else posted on another feed, and it worked SO well I had to restate it here.
Empty the trash on your mac. I had the same problem, "Camera is full" but in actuality "Camera was empty". This guy said to plug the camera into the computer (macs in our cases) and empty the trash folder on your computer.
Fixed my problem completely and I didn't have to do anything crazy! Now next time it happens I'll know what to do, hope it helps you too! :)

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