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Sony HC-40E Charging Problem

I have a sony dcr hc40E minidv handycam since last 3 years. recently i am facing typical problem. even if the power is off, the red light on camcorder's body for memory stick flashes. with or without the memory in, the charging light doesn't come on and charging doesn't work. battery information also does not get activated. this problem looks like the one posted by aksh on oct, 14 2006. I'd like to try the solution posted by x-tian on aug, 11 2007 but I don't find the "short line to the carbon wire of the function switch" Pl help.

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  • Rollswing Sep 27, 2007

    actually,I got in touch with Sony and they will lool free of charge.
    my diagnose is that the camera doesn't detect correctly the status of the battery, moreover the battery is automatically discharged when staying in the camera powered off.
    When I recharge the battery with an external charger everything goes fine
    kr
    jcbar

  • andyaz Nov 21, 2007

    I have a sony dcr hc40E minidv handycam over 3 years old. Can charge battey - even tried firiends with same battery - appear to be in the camera. Looks like the same problem posted by Rollswing on Aug 19, 2007 - even if the power is off, the red light on camcorder's body for memory stick flashes. with or without the memory in, the charging light doesn't come on and charging doesn't work. battery information also does not get activated.

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Try loosening some of the screws on the handycam, to allow you to prise open the case slighly, allowing access to the strip coming from the switch. Cut a thin piece of rubber from an eraser, and gently stroke the wire strip with it. It works!

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