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Vl-Z1 Viewcam Camera runs fine from the adapter, but when I try to charge batteries (2 are new)..the light stays red for about 6-8 hours and then the light starts to flash red. None of the batteries seem to be charging at all. Called Sharp "tech support", which of course was totally useless and just told me to call a service provider and they want more than what I paid for the camera just to look at it!!! Anyone have any ideas on this?? I can promise that this is the very last sharp product I will ever purchase after dealing with the lack of customer support. I would think that a company would want to help the customers they have in today's competitive market, but apparently I was wrong.

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  • John Johnson Feb 20, 2008

    Thanks, I bought another charger and it is working great!!

    Appreciate the help!

  • John Johnson Feb 20, 2008

    Thanks!!

    I bought another charger and everything is working great... thanks alot!!



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First I have to say it seems you have a small connection problem... try changing the charger for another one or your connector . 10V with and adapter heads at Walmart for $9 dollars. Then see if it's the actual charger.. if that fails then you know it's the connector on the video camera and you can bring it for repair to a local fix it place those parts are cheap and easy to change. Takes about 20 minutes to change.. and thats after having a cup of coffee for 5 minutes.
I personally would buy a seperate charger for $29.99 and just have a rapid charge of 30 minutes for each batterie lasting 2 hours afterwards... Shower and shave and it's all ready.

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