Question about Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Camcorder
I have a mac, I erased my flipvideo images via the mac trash can (oh what a mistake) after transferring them to the mac.
Now I get the stupid message that the camcorder is empty, and when Itry and shoot anything, I get a message its full. Did you ever find theanswer?
I found the solution!
Just put the Flip camera back into any computer on which you deleted files — then, with the Flip camera still attached, empty your trash bin.
All of the time comes right back. The only catch is if you have deleted files on many different computers. At some point, you will have to go back to those computers, insert the Flip, empty the trash and then you'll get your minutes back.
It's awesome. I am back in love with the Flip.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
I had this same problem and even after deleting my trash on my MacBook Pro, I still got the Camcorder Full, Camcorder Empty error messages.
I used the Mac's Disk Utility to erase the Flip drive and it worked like a charm.
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
Crazy, but it works!!! I had the same exact issue. The camera said "camcorder full" even though I had erased or downloaded all the video off the device. I plugged it back into the same computer and emptied the trash - and it worked.
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
Worked for me too. Thanks. Initially flip Ultra said I had 15 minutes left - after attaching it to USB and THEN emptying the Trash (on my MAC), when I removed the Flip and restarted it, Hey presto 2 hors time are back. Very grateful.
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
Hey- I had the same problem. I contacted Flip support but figured it a way before they returned support ticked... Here's what I did... I inserted my Flip Ultra HD unit into computer. Empty trash can (Mac) while Flip was still attached. Ejected Flip and removed. Tried the record button and it worked like magic. Thanks a bunch!
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
Thanks...I emptied by trash folder and it solved the problem. Please note I had the flip CONNECTED to the mac when I did this. I then ejected the flip (didn't just remove).
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
What has happened?
- computer was used to erase the video
- you should use the FlipVideo trash
When connected to a Mac and you delete files they are stored in .Trashes folder. This is a hidden folder. To clear the hidden folder: (This can be dangerous!) - Go to utilities - launch Terminal - Type: CD /volumes/flipvideo rm -R .Trashes
Posted on May 19, 2010
Posted on Sep 07, 2013
With windows vista OS, and after all else had failed(reset button never worked properly) solved the loss of record time problem by reformated the memory in the MinoHD using my computer.
Connect camcorder to usb port on computer,Click start,computer,under drives right click on flip drive, on drop down menu click on format this drive. Took a while to complete by it worked,
Flip support is not good.There are many other problems with the camcorder you have yet to happen.,regardless of how well it's working now.
Flip support just strings you along ,wanting you to send it back to them 4 every little problem, until the warranty expires , then they want to charge you for those pre-programmmed errors that haunt this bugg filled crapcorder! It's poor QC that they let pass but have decided instead to exploit it in favor of squeezing some more money out of you.
I'm a electronic tech and I tell you that the necessary actions I took to solving all the problems that plauged my unit , will void the warranty.
If you are not a tech , the best advice I can offer any non-tech owner is to SELL IT, and don't waste any more time or money on it,or contact the FTC.
Posted on May 13, 2010
If you have a mac rename the the folder the trash is in then unplug your flip while its unplugged empty the trash on your desktop when its empty plug back in your flip ,and delete the file you renamed . it worked for me hope it helps
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
In windows 7 I navigated to the flip via my computer and hit the "eject" button and got all my time back.
Posted on Dec 22, 2012
SOLUTION: *plug flip into the computer that you usually use with the flip (the one you use when charging, deleting/editing videos, etc.)
*Go to your trash bin and delete everything with the flip still plugged in.
*Unplug the flip once trash is empty and it should work perfectly.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
Yeah, it totally works. Seems like there should be a way to delete some file on the flip hard drive to achieve the same results.
What if you already deleted the files in the trash of the computer you emptied them too? Does it still reset the time on the flip, without those files in the trash?
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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