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No action on DVR550

Nothing happens when I open or try to turn on my DVR550.

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  • hd_thompson Jul 24, 2009

    I have had the DVR plugged into my computer all day and there is still no power. Is there any visual indication when you need to replace the battery? Will I need to go to a specialty store to purchase a battery?

  • hd_thompson Jul 24, 2009

    Also, how do do plug this DVR into a wall socket?

  • hd_thompson Jul 28, 2009

    I'll let you know if this fixed the problem once I get the battery/charger I just ordered!



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Can you confirm that the unit is fully charged and that the battery is properly inserted? If so, can you have the unit plugged into the power cable with the power turned on at the wall socket, and see if it will turn on with the power cable instered?

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2009

    Thank you for your reply.

    Sorry, I would have thought the camera came with a standard wall charger. It seems like the battery in the unit is not getting charged when plugged into the computer. You may need to purchase a charging kit such as this one.

    If that does not help, this problem does appear very common with this camera with lots of complaints from customers regarding the same power and charging issues. You could try a local camera repair center and see if they bring back the same verdict. It could simply be a faulty camera unfortunately.

    Best regards



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