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New Batter won't fully charge and camera won't power off

Hi, I got this camera used and when you put the switch to off/charge it goes off and comes right back on. I purchesed a new battery, put it on the camera and plugged it in but I'm not seeing the display for the amount the battery has charged all the time but when it does show up, it's not fully charged. Otherwise this camera tapes quite nicely but you have to always remove the battery or it will constantly drain. Any ideas out there?

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Re: New Batter won't fully charge and camera won't power...

The battery will not hold a charge or cannot be charged at all.
Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this issue.
IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you only use a Sony® brand rechargeable battery.

  1. Remove the battery from the camcorder or charger.
  2. Ensure the metal contacts on the battery are free of corrosion.
  3. NOTE: If necessary, the metal contacts can be cleaned using a soft cloth.
  4. Reinsert the battery into the camcorder or charger.
If the issue is still unresolved, then the battery may need to be replaced. If still unresolved after trying a replacement battery, then service may be required. The Sony® eService Web site at can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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