Question about Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Camcorder
After charging all night when I turn it on it says batteries are low and then shuts off right away
If you look on the bottom of the camera there is a button that slides from a locked to an unlocked position. Slide it to unlocked and then slide down the back of the camera (the side with the lens) there is a removeable rechargeable battery pack. Remove it for a moment and then put it back in. Try plugging back into the USB port. This should work.
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
I had the same issue.. Even with the Flip Mino HD, there is a battery pack. Slide down the cover on the front under the lens and remove and reinsert the battery pack. It fixed my problem. I guess it just wasn't making good contact?
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
OK, this is my experience after borrowing a Flip HD. Number 1, take out the battery pack and check that the white plastic shrink wrap that holds the two AA rechargeable batteries together does not obstruct the charging terminals. If it does, as was the case with mine, using a craft knife or similar carefully cut away the plastic to reveal the terminals. Reinsert. If this does not help. Number 2, hold down the on/off button and then try holding down the big red button for 7 to 10 secs, or the on/off button and the Trash button for 7 to 10 secs. One of these key combinations reset my Flip HD and the USB connected symbol changed to the battery charging symbol. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 21, 2010
You don't use the usb, you replace the old batteries with new AAs.
Hope that helps!
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
My issue was fixed the same as neil 721552. I took the battery pack out a cut away the plastic form the bottom of the battery pack. Now when I plug it in it takes about 15-20 seconds to start charging but it does charge. I plugged it into my little mini ipod charger (little white block looking thing) and it seems to be good now. For the first time I see the little charge symbol on the screen over the battery symbol. Just in case anybody asking mine is a Flip HD 2hr record time.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
I have the Flip Slide HD. I have a solution. Here's my situation:
On my Flip, you cannot access the battery so you can't take it out. Good thing too because its not necessary. Even thought you "think" you've tried this, try it again.
Symptoms: You try to power of the Flip. It may/may not beep, flash the Flip logo on the screen, say "Low Battery" and power off.
1. Get a small paper clip or something similar to poke inside the "reset button" hole.
2. On the bottom of the Flip, inside the tripod mount hold, there is a tiny hole. With the paper clip (or object), press the little reset button in AND HOLD IT for 10 seconds (I did 20 to be on the safe side).
3. Release the button. Nothing happens, right? Right. Now connect it to a USB 2.0 port (most laptops have it these days).
4. At first, the computer will not acknowledge that anything has happened. The Flip will do nothing either. But turn on the TV and wait for about 5 min or less and VIOLA! You hear the charging beep sound, the computer will finally see it and the charging icon will display on the Flip.
Let it charge for 3 to 4 hours.
Posted on Aug 24, 2011
Bought a new Flip HD and the rechargeable battery pack supplied was dead. Plugged into USB as per instruction to charge, left it six hours, came back "check battery pack"!
removed and re-checked supplied rechargeable battery pack, left ANOTHER six hours. Same thing.
Solution; Send it back under its very limited warranty before it is too late and choose another brand. It seems all many people are getting the same problem with supplied battery pack recharging issues and the flip website list many potential issues...and life is too short for this hassle with a brand new product.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
The new version of the camera does not use batteries. it's supposed to charge when plugged into the usb.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
For those writing to replace batteries you have an OLD version of the Flip. The Flip Mino HD has a USB re-chargable battery so your solution will not work here. I have the same problem. I let it charge for hours and I can't even turn on my Flip & the Flip for Mac software isn't recognize it anymore when plugged in. I have had this flip for over a year. My old Flip with double A batteries still works like a charm!
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
I have a charger for my Kindle that's a little hunk of plastic with a USB port on it that plugs into an AC socket. A cable plugs into it that has a mini-HDMI plug on the other end that charges both my Kindle and my Driod. Plug the Flip USB connector right into the Kindle USB charger. It has enough current to get a dead battery going again.
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You need to first Charge your camcorder battery pack.(mine had to charge over night) the first time. Plug the little arm that extends from the camera into a USB 2 port on your computer and make sure your computer stays ON during the charging, otherwise the camcorder will not charge.
A red light will come on during charge and goes off when charged. If it does not come while plugged in try a different USB port. Screen should light up temporarily and Red light showing charging on front of camcorder.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE THE ABOVE, and are having the problem, pull the battery pack out and reseat it back in there again. maybe connection not good. OH, and I think mine had plastic covering the metal connections you may want to check that too -remove if so----- BUT the entire white plastic around the batteries STAYS IN PLACE do not remove that.
If that still doesn't work I would try regular AA batteries in it if in fact you have The FLIP ULTRA HD it will take regular batteries too. IF they work - then maybe you got a defective Rechargeable Battery pack and should contact Flip Video at http://www.theflip.com/en-us/
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