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Flip Mino HD battery will not recharge

I had no problem recharging on an Imac but now that I am on the road with a macbook the battery won't recharge.
The laptop recognizes the Flip camera when I usb input and I can pull off the videos and work with them when conncected. 
But it doesn't recharge while in port

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  • cristinabraz Jan 20, 2009

    I downloaded an updated version of the software offered by PureDigital and now as a result my Mino does not charge completely nor starts with the side power on button. I already reseted as the way it was recommended in another post and this did not solve the problem.

    I used to be a happy and proud owner of the Flip Mino, now.... not so much.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I have had the same problem. I had a replacement sent from Amazon and it did the same thing. Company told me to try resetting the device. I just did that and will report if it was succesful or not.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Same problem here. It wont recharge

  • Alambiki Mar 16, 2009

    My Mino HD does not charge any more when connected to the USB port of my mac or PC. I am unable to switch it on. I Tried to reset it several times, but nothing happen.

  • GeMenRe Apr 05, 2009

    Out of the box the same problem - but I haven't found any description on the net to reset the battery...

  • trickmouse Apr 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. 
    My viedo's won't play on the mac and it doesn't recharge.
    I have tried charging through USB on my mac and also tried my iPhone to USB wall charger which didn't work.


    I haven't tried speaking to Flip Mino or check out their FAQs so I'll post any response I get here.


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I panicked when I saw all these posts but the reset did work for me. Others say it doesn't but this first time at least, it did the trick. I stuck the end of a paper clip in the little hole in where the tripod mount is (it's further recessed than the mount itself). It doesn't seem like it fits, but it does. The minoHD was off, since by this time it wouldn't turn on. When I tried to turn it on again, it finally came on with the battery in the red zone. I recharged and it appears to be fine.

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Note that to charge the Mino you need a high-power USB port, and Mac laptops are not high enough power: they usually won't charge a Mino HD battery.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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