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Internal Battery Dead?

I hunted down a used PV-GS250 on eBay late last year, and it worked great for me.  However, I left the camera at home when I left for college this summer, and when I got back home it hadn't been used for over three months.   I tried turning it on, and got a "low internal battery" error.  A day or so later, when I went to follow the directions and plug it in for 24 hours to recharge this battery, the camera would not come on at all. I've now had it plugged in and charging for several days, and it still won't come on at all.   I have two external batteries for the camera, both of which I've now recharged and tried using, with no luck.  Is there any other way to charge the internal battery, or does it have to be replaced?  If so, where do I get an internal battery, and and how do I install it?
Thanks in advance for any help, I really love this camera and would hate to give it up.

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  • strangelover Jan 08, 2009

    Thanks for the link, I sent them a message and they're supposed to get back within 24 hours.  Still, has anyone else had this sort of problem?  If this is something I can fix myself, I'd rather do that than pay to send it in.

  • Csamuel3 Mar 28, 2009

    The camera will not come on at all. I've now had it plugged in and
    charging for several days, and it still won't come on at all.
    I have two external batteries for the camera, both of which I've now
    recharged and tried using, with no luck. No sign of any power in the camera

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Http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/panasonic-p2hd-dvcpro-hd-camcorders/61008-internal-battery-has-charge.html

These guys had the same problem and it sounds like they fixed it - I am trying it right now - expecting it to work - hook up camera to A/C adapter with switch at OFF position and wait 24hrs - worth a try.

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