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Canon ZR-500 wont charge

I plug the charger adapter into the camera and the red "charging" light turns on yet hours (im talking like 20 hours even) later the red light is still on and when i unplug it, there is still no power. I was told to replace the battery, which i did yet the same problem still occurs. do i need a new chager? and is the charger just the adapter the plugs from the wall straight into the camera? thanks

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Same thing. No matter how long charger is attached to camera it does not charge battery. Red light blinks every second constantly which suggests it is not charging (I think stays red or blinks much faster when charged). I have tried with about 3 new batteries so it is not battery pack.

    I have a feeling we need a new charger.

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The issue with all cameras is that it discharge the batteries even when it is turned off..so it is recommended to take the batteries out when you not using it for a while ..This way the batteries will keep the charge ...If they are discharged for good than it will not turn on even with the charger plugged until the batteries are charged a while ..and if the charging has place with the camera off it will not turn on until the charging is made or until the charger is removed after charging a while ..

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This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com .

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