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Charging in cradle not working- get red light but never charges

I did not use my camera for a couple of months. The camera was never dropped or otherwise abused. I went to charge it overnight and the next day I took it out of the charger and tried to Power On but it won't work. when it is in the cradle I can turn on the display and see the pictures on the camera so I know the outlet and camera are connected properly, but the camera won't hold a charge. I just bought this within the last year so it is very frustrating!

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  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    i have the same problem cradle flashes when i carge battery..



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BAD BATTERY. if it is less than one year old they may be able to replace the battery for you. Contact tech support and give them your contact information. They will require you send in your battery and give you the address to send it to. Then they may be able to send you a replacement free of charge.

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