I first noticed oddities when charging. The display normally shows the charge status but it would turn off and back on, repeatedly. It would also jump over into what looked like VTR mode. I checked all power related connections but found no problems. Then, we play a tape back on the unit and turned it off. With the main switch in the "off" position and nobody touching the camera, it would cycle on and off ... powering up by itselff! What's up?
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There are a few things to check. The LED lights can tell you a lot. This will tell you more about the battery:
On the taskbar, double-click the power cord icon or battery icon to open the Power Meter dialog box.
Note: If the power cord icon or battery icon does not appear on the taskbar, click the show hidden icons button.
Press Fn+STATUS to view the power status box, which opens
in the upper-left corner of the screen. The power status box shows the
current power source, the battery charge level, and the power management
Look at the battery charge indicator (if applicable).
LED green - Battery is fully charged.
LED orange - Battery is charging.
LED blinking red - Battery charge is very low.
LED solid red - Battery is malfunctioning.
Note: This LED only lights up when the notebook is connected to AC power.
Press the battery meter button on the battery. The battery meter lights indicate the percentage of battery charge remaining.
Wait for a Low Battery warning message to appear.
If your battery charge indicator displays what looks like an inaccurate charge, you may need to recalibrate the battery.
To recalibrate the battery as mentioned, try this:
Connect the AC adapter and then turn on the notebook.
As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, press the F2 key.
In the BIOS Setup utility, use the TAB key to select the Advanced menu.
On the Advanced menu, select Battery Auto Learning, and then press the SPACEBAR to select Enabled.
Use the RIGHT ARROW key to select the Exit menu. On the Exit menu select Exit Saving Changes, and then press ENTER.
At the Setup Confirmation prompt, select Yes, and then press ENTER.
The battery recalibration process begins and a screen opens showing you the progress.
When the recalibration has finished, and the message "Press [Esc] key to exit" appears, press Esc. The battery charge indicator now displays an accurate battery charge.
The battery status only shows up when the satnav is disconnected from the charger. Your first charge should be a continuous charge until the battery is full. This can be done by connecting it to your computer for 8 hours approximately or 4 hours to your car cigarette lighter socket or 4 hours to an, optional extra, mains charger.
Similar topic on answers.microsoft.com below, may it would hlep: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/gateway-laptop-plugged-in-not-charging/6db4fe50-d318-44da-a938-2fc58f4bbe7b
The control systems on power mobility equipment have a "prevent" circuit that immobilizes the equipment while it is plugged into a charger, so folks won't take off with it plugged into the wall outlet. When you turn it on when plugged into a charger, the display will flash constantly, or sweep constantly, depending on the manufacturer. This is normal. Your off-board charger should have a red light to indicate power to the charger, and another light for the charge status. Yellowish means it is charging, when it turns green, you are fully charged. If the status light is green all the time, that is an indication that the charger is not functioning properly, or that the batteries are below a chargeable state. Check charger output, which should be 26-28 volts dc, and each battery should show at least a 12 volt reading, but around 13.5 volts with a full charge. If one or both of the batteries drops below 12 volts after a short period of time, it's time for a fresh pair. Fully charge new ones before using the chair.
To accurately measure the condition of the battery, the PC cannot be used during this test. This method will Test the battery by completely charging the battery then will determine how long it takes to discharge the battery. This test is done while the PC is operating in the Safe Mode and not being used for any other action.
This test will require 1-3 hours depending on condition of the notebook PC. The PC cannot be used while you perform the following steps. Completing all the following steps will also calibrate the battery so that the power meter reading are accurate.
Connect the AC adapter and allow the notebook to charge until the battery is charged to 99% - 100% of capacity.
To determine the percentage of battery power, with the notebook operating normally, right-click on the power icon in the system tray, and select Open power meter . The Power Status is displayed.
Shut down the notebook PC when the battery has charged to capacity.
With the notebook turned off, connect the notebook PC to the AC power adapter that is plugged into a working wall outlet.
Press and release the Power Button to start the computer.
Press the F8 key several times when the HP Logo displays.
When the Windows Advanced Startup Menu displays, select the Startup in Safe Mode option.
Notice and record the current time as the Test Start Time with a fully charged battery.
Remove the AC power adapter cable from the notebook PC.
Allow the battery to discharge completely until the notebook PC turns off.
Notice and record the Completely Discharged Time.
Subtract the Discharged Time from the Start Time to calculate the Elapsed time.
Record the time for future comparison or to provide to an HP support specialist if you suspect the battery is defective.
As with all batteries, the maximum capacity of this battery will decrease with time or use. Loss of battery capacity will vary depending on the product configuration and usage, including but not limited to: product model, applications running, power management settings, and product features.The battery warranty does not cover natural deterioration of battery capacity. Your battery is only warranted from defects in materials or workmanship resulting in failure.To determine if your battery has had a warranted failure you may be required to run an HP diagnostic.
After performing these steps.
--- Remove the batter and power cord
---After 5-10 mintues insert the batteryu and comment the AC Adapter and then Press the power button on the notebook for about 5 minutes .
If there is any power issue the issue may fix.
See Canon's Service Notice about this issue at this link. Canon will repair your camera at no charge regardless of warranty status if they determine that the CCD sensor is bad, and by your description, this is your problem.
Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. Suspect this of yours, in that you mention that your batteries aren't lasting long. If your camera is on the list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
I got the same problem. I even tried to plug the battery to the second battery charging slot, still couldn't get it back to life. But the Ipaq screen lights on with progress bar progress for about 5 seconds, then dead again. I even doubted the battery was toasted. I gave it a final shot: 1. Remove the battery, and then put it back. 2. While the screen lights on, within 2 seconds, cold reset the unit by press the hole with stylus and push the power button at top in the same time. In my case, the progress bar will keep going until I see the tap screen instruction and everything back to normal. But it reminds me that the removable battery is totally discharged. So I put it in cradle and I am able to synch it with my PC. Everything seems o.k. while it sits in the cradle, except the charging light won't turn red. When I remove it from the cradle, it still lights on, battery shows 99% which is healthy. but when I turned it off, it won't start anymore. I have to repeat the above steps to revive it. Sometimes I have to remove the battery and wait for a while and then put it back, so that the screen can light on to give me chance to cold reset. Conclusion: Maybe need a new battery. I will check Ebay to get one. Please post if you have other solutions.
i have noticed that the mini plug for the charger and usb connection on RAZR V3 is sometimes sloppy. when the phone is charging it will definitely say battery charging on the external display and also flash the battery icon. i also noticed that the plug for the wall outlet is touchy. make sure the plug is secure in the wall outlet make sure the mini plug is secure in the phone gently wiggle these connections if you have to till you get the battery charging message if there are any connection problems there will be a unable to charge message instead.