Question about Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Camcorder
Check the contacts on the bottom of the pack. for some reason, the plastic sheathing covers the positve contact of one of the batteries. i took an xacto knife and cut a small hole to expose that end. after that, voila, no more charging problem. i woke up to a full charge this morning!!!
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
1) remove the battery pack from the camcorder
2) connect the camcorder to a powered USB port on your computer
3) when the "Connected" indicator comes on, insert the battery pack into the camcorder
4) safe eject your camcorder from your computer
5) reconnect your camcorder to your computer
6) the battery pack should now begin to charge within the camcorder
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
I have had the same problem with of my Flip Ultra's. They are brand new. I've noticed that when plugged in, the unit will beep and display "check battery pacl charging paused" error. and then will go back to charging. It'll do this for about 4 times then continue charging fine after that.
See if it'll do that for you. The only time it seemed to stop charging was after displaying the "battery pack too hot" message.
I'm going to try the method of removing the battery for a few days and see if that'll fix it. I've tried all the other methods with no success.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
Oh my god, you people will slap yourselves in the head once you hear the real solution to this problem.
The standard Flip rechargeable battery has a sleeve wrapped around it. You will notice that on one end the plastic covers one of the metal heads. Simply break the plastic exposing the metal head and insert into the flip. presto.
Note, you do not need to break the entire plastic sleeve which holds the batteries. (You only need to break the sleeve locally where the metal head is hidden) Your flip will begin to charge. I don't know why people bother posting suggestions if they don't actually know the answer it's so annoying. Anyway this is the solution and I cannot believe nobody else has written this on the internet. Believe me I have searched everywhere.
Please let me know if this worked for you
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
The problem for me seemed to be that the battery was getting to hot, and I got the error "Check Battery Pack Charging paused".
Try taking the battery cover off while charging, if that doesn't work, let a fan blow on it while charging to keep the battery cool.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You need to first Charge your camcorder battery pack.(mine had to charge over night) the first time. Plug the little arm that extends from the camera into a USB 2 port on your computer and make sure your computer stays ON during the charging, otherwise the camcorder will not charge.
A red light will come on during charge and goes off when charged. If it does not come while plugged in try a different USB port. Screen should light up temporarily and Red light showing charging on front of camcorder.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE THE ABOVE, and are having the problem, pull the battery pack out and reseat it back in there again. maybe connection not good. OH, and I think mine had plastic covering the metal connections you may want to check that too -remove if so----- BUT the entire white plastic around the batteries STAYS IN PLACE do not remove that.
If that still doesn't work I would try regular AA batteries in it if in fact you have The FLIP ULTRA HD it will take regular batteries too. IF they work - then maybe you got a defective Rechargeable Battery pack and should contact Flip Video at http://www.theflip.com/en-us/
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