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I have used my Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 and the battery went dead. I then charged the battery several times and still won't turn on. I even attach the camcorder to the Sony base and connect it to the computer and it still won't work. Please help! Do I need a new battery? What's wrong with it?

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SONY DCR-SR40 battery Specs:

  • Cell Type : LI-ION
  • Volts : 7.4V
  • Capacity : 900mAh
  • Average Run Time :2-4 hours(minimum)
  • Color : Black
  • Dimension : 33.6*32*45.6mm
  • Net Weight : 75.8g
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