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Flip Video Camera Won't Start Up

I am able to turn on the camera but after the "Flip" logo shows and the little melody plays it freezes. I tried replacing the batteries and it still did not turn on.

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Flip support helped me solve this problem. Their procedure is to take the batteries out of the camera and leave it sit for 48 hours. After 48 hours, put different batteries into the camera and turn it on. Your problem should be solved. It worked for me the first time and now I currently doing it for a second time. Waiting for 48 is no fun, but at least it works and fixing it is not expensive. No explanation was given to me about the problem.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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