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Power problem The camera only has power when plugged into the ac adapter. When unplugged it loses power and immediately. Any ideas? Rick

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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    My camcorder will not turn on. Even when plugged in. 

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    same problem... 
    first, difficulty loading video onto my Mac.  
    On my second try the camcorder battery ran out of power. 
    Third try, I plugged it into a power outlet and was successful.  
    I then left the battery to charge, however when I unplug, nothing.  
    Dead battery.  



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Your battery is probabily uncharged or disconnected. Try taking the battery out and putting it back in. Then charge it (by plugging in the AC adapter) until the green activity light stops flashing. If this does not work, your battery is probabily dead. Did you short it out? Or perhaps it is old. Li-Ion batteries (the kind used in these machines) lose their ability to hold their charge in a few years - even if they're not in use! So, if your battery is 3 or more years old, try considering a new battery.

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You must turn off power on camera while charging

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