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Unable to charge flip camera

I have one that has never been used, is still in the box, that I won through a drawing several years ago. I want to gift it to a friend but it won't take a charge. I tried a list of things suggested by whoever took over service when Cisco stopped making these a few years ago. I mad sure my computer was set to "never go to sleep", tried a reset (Hold button inside tripod mount for 10 seconds and on switch for 210 seconds. All to no avail. There's something called a "hard reset" that was recommended. When I finally got the camera open, I couldn't see the battery, which I'm supposed to take out for a few days, then put back. I did some research and found that in the mino the battery is integrated and it isn't recommended that you do this yourself. Any further ideas?

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You possibly kept it

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You possibly kept it too long and the rechargeable batteries are totally shot

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SOURCE: my computer doesn't recognize my

You may need to do a quick online search to see fi you can find the drivers and load them on your computer. I have a Flip and when I plugged it into my computer (which is a efw year old XP) it loaded the software on it.

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SOURCE: My flip camcorder shows 'camcorder

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Try to reformat the Flip gadget. Some of the files inside might be hidden. To do this, when your Flip is already plugged into the usb port of the computer, go to Windows Explorer and locate the Drive letter for the Flip. Right click it and choose Format.

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Looks like we already have a mainboard issue here. The blinking light should tell you that unit is charging or recording. If you are not doing anything and the light just blinks right away the moment you turn on the unit then the problem is already the board.

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SOURCE: My Flip was working fine

There is a reset button up inside the thread for the tripod. Maybe it got jammed and stuck in. You might try bumping it with a stiff wire or a small screw driver.

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SOURCE: Flip Mino Camcorder Internal Battery

Depending upon the type of battery, you might be able to obtain one from a local source or you can try searching the internet

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