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Battery not charging properly, but the charging indicator is on. i then turn on the camcorder and it says its got no battery life and then goes off. can you help? thanks

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Hi,

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How long should i charge the headset and how to turn it on


The headset contains a lithium ion rechargeable battery, which should be charged before using the headset for the first time.

System requirements for battery charge using USB

Personal Computer with pre-installed with any of the following operating systems and USB port:
Operating Systems (when using Windows)
Windows® 7
Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate
Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later)
Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
Windows® XP (Service Pack 3 or later)
Home Edition / Professional / Media Center Edition 2004 / Media Center Edition 2005
(when using Macintosh)
Mac OS X (version.10.3 or later)

Charging the headset

  1. Open the cover of the micro-USB port.
Insert the tip of your fingernail in the groove, and open the cover.
  1. Connect the supplied micro-USB cable to the headset, and then connect the other end to a computer.
Make sure that you connect the plug of the micro-USB cable in the direction as shown in the illustration below.
Charging starts when the headset and the computer are connected.
Make sure that the indicator (red) lights up. Charging is completed in about 6 hours* and the indicator (red) goes off automatically.
*Time required to charge the empty battery to its full capacity
Notes
  • If the headset is not used for a long time, the indicator (red) may not light up when you connect the micro-USB cable to charge the headset. In this case, do not disconnect the micro-USB cable from the headset and wait until the indicator (red) lights up.
  • When you close the cover of the micro-USB port after charging the battery, push the catch at the edge (the round part) of the cover into the port compartment.
  1. Catch
Tips
  • If the micro-USB cable is connected to a computer while the headset is turned on, the headset will be turned off automatically.
  • To charge the headset from an AC outlet, use USB Charging AC Power Adaptor* (sold separately). For details, refer to the manuals supplied with the USB Charging AC Power Adaptor.
  • The headset cannot be turned on while charging the battery.
*Refer to the Reference Guide on the recommended adapter.
Caution
If the headset detects a problem while charging, the indicator (red) may turn off, although charging is not complete.
Check for the following causes:
  • Ambient temperature exceeds the range of 5 °C - 35 °C (41 °F - 95 °F).
  • There is a problem with the battery.
    In this case, charge again within the above-mentioned temperature range. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes
  • If the headset is not used for a long time, the battery may be quickly depleted, however, after a few recharges, the battery life will improve.
  • Even if you do not intend to use the headset for a long time, charge the battery to its full capacity once every 6 months to maintain its performance.
  • If the headset is not used for a long time, it may take longer to charge the battery.
  • If the life of the built-in rechargeable battery drops to half the normal length, the battery should be replaced. Consult your nearest Sony dealer for replacement of the rechargeable battery.
  • Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave the headset in a car parked in the sun.
  • If the computer enters into hibernation mode while connected to the headset, charging will not be completed properly. Check the setting of the computer before charging. The indicator (red) will go off automatically even if the computer enters into hibernation mode. Charge the headset again in this case.
  • Use the supplied micro-USB cable only, and connect directly to a computer. Charging will not be completed properly by an indirect connection, such as via a USB hub.

Usage hours

Status Approx. usage hours Communication time (including music playback time) (up to) 30 hours Standby time (up to) 200 hours The communication time will be about 15 hours when it is charged for 2 hours.
Time stated above may vary, depending on ambient temperature or conditions of use.

Checking the remaining battery

If you press the POWER button while the headset is turned on, the indicator (red) flashes. You can check the remaining battery by the number of times the indicator (red) flashes. The indicator (red) flashes immediately after the headset is turned on to indicate the remaining battery power.
Indicator (red) Status 3 times Full 2 times Mid 1 time Low (needs to charge) Note
  • You cannot check the remaining battery during pairing operation.
When the battery is almost empty The indicator turns red. When the battery becomes empty, the headset sounds a beep and turns off automatically.

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Does it really need to be plugged into an outlet to turn on?


NO - the camera should have a battery life for at least 2-3hrs for video taking and playback.
It does need to be in it's base to recharge properly , maybe the battery is low and , but , once charged fully you should be able to turn on/off many times.
Try letting the batteries run down very low - and then leave them charging for 7-10 hours. -- Ray

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A968 battery problem


This is a very commen with Chinese stuff. The looks are perfect, but the quality is exactly otherwise. Sorry to hear of your prob. See if you can find a standard battery of a good brand with the same specifications. Its better to buy a good and expensive battery than go in for three low quality ones. Give it a thought.

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Charging lights turn red and green...But camcorder will not power on


All right if you have the same problem that i had what you need to do is take the battery out the take the memory card out the put the battery back in then try and turn it on if it works then put the memory card back in and it should be fixed

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Power goes off when booting ...


Hi if you had not used your notebook for sometime and kept it without charging the batt., then charge the batt fully probably for 12 or 14 hours and then switch it on .

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Battery charge is finished very soon without even using it( in about 5 hours)


The proper way of charging the battery on your phone is by waiting for your phone to indicate that it's running out of powe but not completelyr, if you frequently charge your phone even if it's not yet necessary(battery life indicator show half-way) the ability of the battery to store power will deminished hence the battery life is shorter. Last resort would be trying another battery unit to test if it's your battery of your phone that's causing the unsual battery drain.

Or you can try the following steps on conserving your phones battery life;

  • Turn off your Infrared and BlueTooth when not in use. Even when they are not in use, they do keep drawing power looking for signals.
  • Switch off the vibration alerts. Vibration causes a lot of power usage thereby making battery drain fast.
  • Re-adjust your screen brightness to around 50%. Screen power is another silent killer.
  • Usually, presetted Backlight durations are of pretty high order, this can be readjusted to get more from your battery. Try reducing the Backlight duration.
  • Often we don’t understand that playing games requires Light, Sounds and Shakes. This in turn leads to tripling of battery drainage.
  • Lower Ringing and other message sounds. This too helps saving a lot of battery.
  • Finally, do charge your battery before it gets drained fully. This enhances battery life.

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Samsung SC-D363 won't charge battery


well , just make sure that the camera is set to the off position when charging , otherwise i dont think it will charge properly.

hope this helps

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I can't turn the camcorder on!


* Be sure the battery is connected properly. * Remove and replace the battery. * Connect the power adapter and ensure the battery is fully charged. * * The battery pack may be fully exhausted and require replacement. To ensure the life of your battery, be sure to remove it each time you are finished using the camcorder.

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Is the battery dead?


Batteries can and will eventually die. Proper charging and discharging will prolong the life of your battery.

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