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Camcorder Battery won't charge

Battery charging light will not come on when plugged in but will play back and rewind tapes. Only used it a few times and stopped using it when the battery would no longer charge. Also tried buying a new battery to see if the old one had worn out and it still does not work.

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  • drew5229 May 14, 2008

    when i connect to charge battery charing light comes on for a few minutes then goes off,a clicking sound is made while charing light is off

  • Neil_Shah May 24, 2008

    Yep

  • wendi1971 Jun 28, 2008

    i had the camera for a few years when i charge it light just blinks red.. Can only view videos while battery is charging.. I have a lot of videos of my kids and don't want to loose it.. what can i do?

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    my sanyo camcorder wont charge up the battery, ive tried buying a new rechargeable battery and nothing happens the orange light stays on and ..well nothing charges up

  • mmtm4 Sep 02, 2008

    I can only use my camcorder when the cord is plugged in. it has
    never held a charge even when it was brand new. it had 2 batteries with
    it and neither holds a charge. any ideas. the green light stops blinking
    when it is plugged in but still after a few minutes the low battery icon comes
    up?


  • glenryk Dec 07, 2008

    When I connect it to the main I can use my Camcorder The light turns Red. When I disconnect from the main it won't work. As if the battery could not be charged. Even though I have two batteries and I changed them.

  • dk_deepak008 Feb 23, 2009

    I can use my camcoder only when it is connect to main power not with battery.



    Please help

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    I have a camcorder and the battery's die so fast. I put new batteries into the camcorder and the battery was low like in one minute while making a video! The camcorder didn't came with a charger but can I buy a charger for the camcorder?

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You know the watch battery that is often held under the screen? That battery is dead.

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Every time I insert the tape, the screen says "Reinsert the tape"


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ksmitheram,

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Rewinding the tape stops after a few seconds and eject comes on. Also battery dies in 5 minutes.


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