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Charging the Jazz HDV188...

I got mine from a friend and i dont know what the charger looks like or what hole it plugs into?

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same camcorder but my problem is i cant get it to come on , Ive been had it on the charger its like its not charging can any one help me

  • NOWITALL Feb 14, 2009

    I believe the whole series of cameras charge on the familiar mini-USB port on the rear of the camera. However, from what I can tell, it does not charge when connected to a computer or "regular size" USB port. It must charge with a AC adapter. I DO NOT HAVE THIS ADAPTER. But if someone out there does can you tell us the voltage of the adapter???? Then we should be able to get them charging again. And, correct me if I'm wrong here AC charger holders, when the camera is actually charging the RED light will blink or flash until fully charged then illuminating solid red light.
    -NOWITALL

  • luisromero Feb 27, 2009

    i dont know what plug to plug it into to charge

  • whedy33 Mar 01, 2009

    same problem here too. i chared it over night and the red light stopped blinking but when i unplugged it and tried to turn it on nothing happened. it works when it's on the charger but not when its unplugged and i'm sure thats not how itssupposed to be. if anyone figures it out please let me know.

  • Cleanandsafe Mar 21, 2009

    I bought a Jazz 188 Elite HD camera and there was no AC adapter in the package. The instruction booklet says you must have one to charge the battery. So what do I do? I have looked and looked and cannot find an adapter to fit this camera. The camera worked real good until the battery went dead. Then I tried to charge it on the computer, but that definitely did not work. I am here with a camera I cannot use.



    Laura Maye Evans

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    P.S. I went back to Walmart where I bought the camera, and they did not even find a phone number for the company who made the camera.

  • sararoan May 24, 2009

    The camera was working great until, I charged it once and it charged. Now when charge it the red light stops blinking and it will not charge. It comes on sometimes when it is plugged up. I do not suggest anyone buy this camera. This is an ongoing problem with this camera and it needs to be fixed. We should all get our money refunded or get a new camera! Then when you click get expert assistance, it asks you to pay some money. I already waisted enough dam money!

  • alvin daez Sep 26, 2013

    can anyone tell where to buy a battery for jazz hdv188 here in the philippines?

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The charger that comes with it is a mini usb, but most motorola chargers put out 5 volts at 500 mah this charger is 5 volts at 1000 mah. you must use a charger that puts out 1000 mah. I hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

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Http://store.batteryfly.com/384.html this link till take u to batteryfly.com to a universal battery charger works fine check it out cost like 20 bucks.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • tirado Jul 21, 2009

    http://store.batteryfly.com/384.html this will take you to a universal battery charger works fine cost is 20 bucks

  • tirado Jul 21, 2009

    http://store.batteryfly.com/384.html will take u to a universal charger works fine for me cost me 20 bucks.

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Ok an AC adapter with a mini-usb...use a motorola phone charger...i will see if that works today because I had mine hooked up to my computer's USB port for 2 days and I get bupkis lol

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

  • geeslim Jun 11, 2009

    ok so i tried the motorola phone charger and indeed it outputs the 5V that the camera needs...but i still got nuthin...i think that there is sumthin we are missin in the manual or that our cameras are faulty lol

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I have the same camcorder but my problem is i cant get it to come on , Ive been had it on the charger its like its not charging can any one help me

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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Use a ubs charger

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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