Question about Canon Optura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
The camera was working fine as I was importing images onto my computer. Then the battery died. First, I tried to use my other battery but it did not work ... so I assumed that the second battery was also dead. Then I connected the power cord but accidentally (did not have my glasses) plugged the DC cable into the microphone plug. After I noticed my mistake, I connected the power cord correctly and now the camera does not turn on or charge the battery. When a battery is not attached to the camera (this video model charges battery when it is connected to the camera only) the power light blinks once and then stops. Nothing is being charged. Did I fry something internal in the camera? Or perhaps the charging adapter?
I was using my Optura 50. It indicated a 1/2 battery left, then just stopped working. It has never turned on again and does the same thing you describe (one blink, then nothing).
Posted on Apr 13, 2007
This incident happens often and damages the camcorder's power board. Replacing power board and some adjustment should resolved the problem. Your cost may run from $175-$225 in US for this model. Whenever you are transfering and connecting to pc, it is recommended to connect AC adapter power for this. Do not rely on a charged battery. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 18, 2007
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