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My flip video camera froze.it wont turn on....

After recording something we pressed stop recording but the red light did not go away we freaked out and tried to turn it off but it wouldn't go we just let it sit there in the morning it was off. i tried to turn on but it didn;t turn on so i plugged it in to my computer and it didn't regester it and nothing happened it wont turn on!!!! help!!!

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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. I'm waiting on response from Flip website

  • nutmeg408 Jan 23, 2009

    i have a solution

    let it die until the screen goes black now all the battery is out you need to charge it for about 4 hours and its all better and no videos are deleted its all good.....

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    HELP HELP HELP:
    Myself and Kelly (my firend) were making a video for school and my black flip camera .. WONT SHUT OFF.. The little red light is still on. and our faces are foozen on the camera screen... WIll this fix its self or do i need to return it and get a new one.. if one of ya'll could get back to us that would be WONDERFUl

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Have you tried resetting the camera? Hold down the power button and the red button simultaneously until the camera shuts off (takes about 10 seconds). Then, just press the power button again and the camera should turn back on. I had the same problem; when I pressed the red button to stop recording, the camera froze, and the red light remained on. I tried resetting it like this, and it seemed to work.


  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I cant turn my video camera on



  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I can't turn on my flip ultra series camcorder. i was filming some videos out side and i went to turn it on but it wouldn't turn on. i changed the batteries about 5 times, pluggedit in to my computer and still nothing. What do I do.

  • sk8darkstar1 Feb 17, 2009

    my ultar flip will not turn on even when i have brand new batteries how do i fix it

  • kadyliz4 Mar 11, 2009

    my flip ultra died, so i put in brand new batteries and it still wont turn on. what do i do?

  • anothrealtor Apr 14, 2009

    Video recorder turns on will not function, and can not turn off.

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Have you tried resetting the camera? Hold down the power button and the red button simultaneously until the camera shuts off (takes about 10 seconds). Then, just press the power button again and the camera should turn back on. I had the same problem; when I pressed the red button to stop recording, the camera froze, and the red light remained on. I tried resetting it like this, and it seemed to work.

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  • m_armand11 Nov 14, 2010

    had the same problem and this one was the ONLY solution taht worked and fixed our porblem. THANK YOU!

  • w2lucky May 15, 2011

    You are da man! After frustrating days trying everything, this worked. The key is the ten second hold on both buttons. Thanks amigo!

  • kris zielinski Jul 19, 2012

    thank god for google and this answer... i tried holding the power button for 30 econds, the record button for 30 seconds and i did try both togethe but not for the full 10+ seconds. i think it was a bit over 10 seconds but it may have just seemed that way because the camera was so hot from being on an hour (not at home when this happened) that i was totally freaked out.

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I had the same problem with my flip mino hd. Here are the steps I took to fix it.

1. Adjust the power options on your laptop to ensure it does not sleep/hiberate ever.
2. Reset the camcorder by inserting a paperclip into the hole in the tripod mount. Hold the paperclip in there for about seven seconds.
3. Then immediately plug the flip into the cpu.
4. You may not see anything besides the little blinking white light on the USB arm for a while (about 30 minutes maybe) but leave it in.
5. Eventually it should spring to life and show the recharging battery on the little screen (the Flip Share program may start too.)
6. Leave it charging until the little white light stops flashing - full charge about 3 hours.
7. You can then remove the flip and change the power settings back to normal.

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  • dogarey Jan 11, 2011

    I rested it, and I plugged it to the computer for more than three hours. nothing happen but the light still blinking.

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I had the same problem. Try popping the battery cover off, removing the battery, then replacing it. This worked for me.

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You have to **** it and then it will turn on

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I pressed the red bottom and the power bottom simultaneously and it did work. Thank you so much luminescence whoever you are.

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HI....thanks for that suggestion Lumi....it worked!

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Guest! I love you to death!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!

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While recording with my mino it just turned of i thought it might be dead but when i went the charge it the white little light was blinking but nothing happened to the screen i charged it over night and tried to turn in on today still nothing I've tried everything everyone has said but still nothing

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Luminescence is a savior, if what he said doesn't help then you might be screwed, but it saved my *** :D

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Hi I have a flip video ultra HD and when the battery was low I plugged it into my computer to recharge and it has not worked since. It wont even turn on. I tried the suggestions above and nothing has worked. Help please!!!

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Soulution:See the tripod mount,theirs a little hole in it,and thats what your gonna use to fix it.Just get something small I recomend a paperclip,and bend it into an S shape.Put the point of it in that little hole,it triggers a restart for the camera,and boom!Its fixed.Worked for me.Proved by the Flip Company.
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