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Not receiving power from the battery, but getting it from the power adapter

My camcorder will not take power from the batteries. They are new and charged. It will turn on if the camcorder is attached to the power adapter. I have two camcorders doing this. I have tried the reset button, and nothing works. Anyone have ideas, or suggestions on what to do?

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    my camcorder wont come on or take power from the power adapter

  • Gloria Cummins
    Gloria Cummins Nov 10, 2007

    my camcorder wont comeon or take power from the power asapter

  • subidias Jan 03, 2008

    Have the exact same problem. Please help.

  • mick l Feb 26, 2008

    charge light shows on but nothing hapens

    Left on charge for over 24hours but still nothing

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Check for corrosion on the battery contacts, If you find some clean it using a pencil eraser. Otherwise you're looking at an internal malfunction that prevents the cam to draw power from the batteries. Some transistor needs replacing, if you can get to a lab that has experience working on these, shouldn't be too expensive. Good luck

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    The point is that the wrong lab might milk you, not one that lives off this and has a reputation for working on camcorders.

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There is an internal chemical fuse which opens when there is a problem with the battery. If you are using a generic A/C adaptor, this is the cause of the problem. The A/C adaptor provides enough current to operate the camera but fails in this regard when you're charging the battery on the camera. We see many of these cameras with this problem caused by safety fuse being open. This is not a serious problem and can be resolved by replacement of the battery safety fuse. This is a surface mount device and must be replaced by an experienced technician. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org

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Battery does't take charge, need to be replaced

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