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Camera won't charge/shows "replace cassette" window

This is a veteran machine that's worked well for nearly a decade. Recently the "replace cassette" window pops up and/or a low battery icon.   For a while I reset the cassette and it seemed to help, but now the  unit clearly doesn't have the power to open or shut the cassette bay. This is even after I replaced the battery. Full disclosure:  new battery was a $20 Chinese-made Internet buy. First time  hat to replace the battery. Orange light appears on the  camera when sitting on the power stand. In my mind are the  words, "Duh, $20 battery..." but, well...any comments?

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  • acbaruch Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks Drumbanger.   I would go to Radio Shack, but there aren't any in Yamanashi, Japan.  But that's what I was thinking.  I could probably get it tested somewhere around here.  Logical.   At least I can see if the Chinese one is a dud.

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I would go to radio shack there they will let you test the battery before you buy! I would say you got a bad battery!

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