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Camcorder won't turn on... Not again!

For some reason if I don't use my camcorder for about a year, when I decide to want to use it, it just won't turn on. What's the deal? I'm getting sick of this.

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Batteries Batteries,

When u know you are gonna use the corder for a long time, you need to ensure that the battery is fully discharged.

If you store it in a charged state the battery looses it ability to hold power

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