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Vivitar dvr550 battery charger

We lost battery charger and had not used the camera over a year-i assumed a usb charger for a cell phone would work and i bought a new battery. It will not charge even though lights come on but will not power the camera. Any idea whats wrong?

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  • milnerof Sep 15, 2008

    lost my charger as well and vivitar seems to be gone out of opperation,is there any other charger that would do the job

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    The light for the DVR is on but when I switch it on the battery is still not charged

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    any luck anyone?

  • tamgib Nov 12, 2008

    lost AC battery charger. I have the USB and can use it as a web cam but that does not charge the battery. I've been searching for months for an AC battery charger with no luck. I can't even find a replacement battery. I thought that vivitar was a well known and respected name in camera's evidently I was wrong. Their website doesn't offer any replacement parts.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    the battery charger wasn't put away with the other acessories! help

    Is there a replacement?

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I am having same problem. Went to Radio Shack and got a "universal" charger,but so far it has not worked. Camera still dead as far as I can tell.

  • ernieottinge Dec 16, 2008

    I am plugging in a charger ,and the light comes on at the speaker , but willnot charge.

  • jbbaker202 Dec 21, 2008

    what does the battery charger look like? But more importantly where can I get an AC adaptor?

  • kadeemelmore Dec 25, 2008

    I lost my charger and I used my mp3 playr charger it uses a a USB to but it wouldn't charger the camcorder.

  • chrishoy1536 Feb 10, 2009

    same issue, who's got the answer. What is the power cord for in the box. I assume it's to power up the battery? This is the worst set-up I've ever seen.

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  • iselasi May 14, 2009

    Hi... it's seems that I have the same problem! I too lost my charger and have been trying to use a cell phone charger which doesn't work... Does anyone have a solution for this problem?


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Try Sunny Technology Co Inc
Model SYS 1193 1005 W2
It appears to be a universal cell phone charger.
Hope this helps.

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I have the same dvr 550 and that is the serial # thats on it.

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