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My HD720P will not charge up. The red light comes on but does not change colour hence no life in battery. Only had camera a year.

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  • Michael Kingston Apr 04, 2011

    Shane Already use an Edam 3.7V 3.7Wh battery that came with camera?




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If the charging led turns on, then the problem is unlikely the charger. The charger can be tested using a volt meter to ensure that voltage is near to specification (DC power adapter voltage toleration is within half Volt from specs).I am sure that the charger is OK.

The problem is either battery, or an internal problem such as a short that is rapidly discharging battery because of the excessive power draw. The battery is the most common fault causing the problem.

Test the camera using a different battery, if that does not fix the problem, then there is an internal fault. In that case the camera must be disassembled and tested.

Here the battery, there are different batteries for A and Go camcorder models:

$9.95 Aiptek A

$9.95 Aiptek GO

If the problem is not the battery, here a repair service that offers online quote: Repair.



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Change the batteries go with rechargeable, high-capacity NiMH batteries for regular shooting, but in case of an emergency you always carry a spare set of hybrid NiMH or disposable lithium batteries with you, in case the rechargeable poop out in the middle of a shooting session. For other batteries the life is short in camera.Follow the tips to increase the battery life:
Do not use continuous focus when not necessary.
Minimize photo previewing.
Turn off LCD, when not in use.

Clean the metal contacts of the battery holder properly with dry cloth and then insert the new battery and check you are getting power to the camera.
If you still face the problem, then inner conductivity is lost between battery terminals and circuit board. You need to take to service center to get it repaired.

Hope this helps.


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