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My flip mino one day ran out of battery and shut down. the next day (after charging for the night) my camera still would not turn on. the charging features worked (showed only red battery until i took it out) so i know its not completely broken. whats wrong and how do i fix it?

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Return it for a refund if you can. That's what I had to do when Flip "Support" ignored me. Finally I charged it off through the Credit Card company - THEN they found time to answer me. I just sent it back. What's the point of a poorly-made product with extremely poor Warranty service?

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Chances are that the battery doesn't have enough charge. I would suggest charging it overnight to see if that helps. Sometimes products off the shelf have been sitting awhile, and the battery is just not charged at all. Also, with rechargeable batteries, they have to be recycled, that is, recharged about 4 times before they charge up to their maximum potential. If charging the battery good doesn't help, I would just get my money back, if you can. Good luck hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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