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Works on ac power only-battery does charge

My Samsung SCL-610 will work on ac power only. When I plug it in the battery charge light does work--and battery appears to charge-but camera will not run when unplugged. It's been a LONG time since lithium battery was replaced--might that be the problems?

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Try to change your batery..

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

Since the date and time were being maintained--decided the lithium battery had nothing to do with the problem. Actually had purchased a new rechargeable battery--took it back (after it had charged) and it was fully charged. Decided to take the eraser of a pencil to clean the metal contacts on the camcorder and the batteries---now works like a charm!

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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