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Canon ZR500 no Charge light

I have a ZR500 with no power / no charge light. Checked adapter 8.4 volts, checked battery voltage, I have removed all power from unit battery/AC without luck. Is there a reset procedure for unit ie:firmware?

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    I have a zr500 with the same problem...power light does not come on when trying to recharge...have tried three different power chords. Please advse.

  • trickyricky Feb 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. The charge light just stopped coming on about the third time I used the unit. Have yet to figure out a solution.

  • steve2670 Jul 24, 2008

    I can't recharge my batteries. Can't power on, whether using a battery or cord. When I open the back, the tape won't discharge. What happened and how to fix?

  • lkjf Aug 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. Has anyone figured out a solution?

  • runner_dude9 Oct 10, 2008

    is there a place where i could take it in to get the problem fixed

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    Same here! No wonder Sony is having problems....Make junk we buy something else! I will try the fuse fix and let you know!

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From what ive been told, you might have a blown fuse. Unfortunately it is just any regular fuse its a micro fuse. It is at the edge of the motherboard with the etching H or K there are 4 of them. You can test to see if there is conductivity, if not than it could be the fuse, you can replace it or try to solder over the fuse...that would be dangerous but your camcorder will work until excess current fries it. IF not it could be a loose circuit.

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