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Batteries won't charge?

A year ago I purchased an original Sony InfoLithium NP-F960 OEM battery for my DCR-TRV130. I installed the battery and all was working fine. I plugged the a/c adapter into the camera to charge the battery. Within seconds the yellow charging LED started to blink rapidly. According to the manual that meant the battery was dead. OK, so I let it charge overnight. Same result. I conceded defeat and assumed I was ripped off. Recently bought a new battery, placed it in the camera and it worked great. But when I charged it, I had the same rapidly flashing LED. The camera works fine when the power adapter is plugged in. I put a meter on both batteries and they read 7.36 volts. The contacts on the adapter reads 8.39 volts.
It there something I'm doing wrong or do I own some expensive paperweights?

Thanks,
Mike

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  • stevedawg989 Feb 17, 2008

    I also just purchased a Sony DCR-TRV130 and it will not charge my batteries. I plug it in to charge and the orange light will come on for maybe 30 seconds and then go back off. Twice it has blinked rapidly, meaning the battery was dead, and i left it overnight to charge and nothing. It works fine with it plugged into the wall.

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I would return it and get a new one, and if that doesnt work then buy a different one because these ****. I am stuck with mine, but I wouldnt suggest it to anyone...

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    all i said with the ****'s was s u c k

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