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If your camera do not recognize the original battery, it means some wrong information is stored in its software data, to override this please open the camera take out the small memory backup lithium battery, short the battery contact , after a five minutes connect that battery again.
I had the same problem! But I turned it off, stuck a paper clip in the little hole inside the hole at the bottom for 10 seconds, then i held the power button for 5 seconds till it turned on and it works just fine now :)
I believe Shahid is correct... it's probably the pins.. try this... first make sure all switches are off during the entire process (viewfinder pushed in and keeping the LCD closed, try cleaning the pins on the back of the camera with a Q-Tip and Isopropyl alcohol (91% if possible)... leave it a bit damp and push the battery into place several times to clean it's contacts too.. then let everything dry, reconnect the battery and turn it on. The problem will hopefully be all gone.
This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.
If the camera is turning on and is able to be used normally while plugged in to an AC wall pack, but not using the battery, there is probably a problem with either the battery or the internal power switch to go from AC to battery.
Check the battery with a voltmeter to insure you have a fully charged battery. It would also be a good idea to use the voltmeter on the camcorders power tabs to make sure the camcorder is passing the correct voltage to the battery. The amount of volts should match the volts on the battery.
If it's a battery issue, batteries plus has a replacement for this camcorder. If not, it's a switch within the camera (software most likely) and there's not much you can do other that try to reload the camcorders firmware if it is available fromt eh Insignia-Products web site.
O& ..)& '''ho 7... 007 I see his movies are old and so is your battery. Break down and buy a new and charge it to full capacity replace the battery
Buy the heavy duty isf there is. and when you store it when not in use ut the battery in the freezer. When you want it thaw it out and put a charge to it for a good practice and install
ribbon cable located in the rotating lcd is cut. thats why the shut down its grounding it self out. needs to be replaced. real pain though, cable is serpintined around the part that rotates. sony does flat rate for prob. about 250 US
It sounds like the battery is flat - I realise that you've probably already thought of this, and charged up the battery, however batteries have a finite life and number of charge cycles they can go through, and may appear to be fully charge (According to the charger, at any rate), but they are unable to hold any decent charge.
My suggestion would be to head down to the local camera shop, and ask if you can try a new battery in-store.