Radio Shack has a replacement adaptor for the Xacti VAR-G9,
You need the following
5V DC (Five Volts Direct Current)
2.0A (Minimum 2.0Amps - more is OK, less is not)
The TIP is positive.
The unit I purchased from RadioShack is P/N273-1696 and works great for my Xacti.
Make sure you don't have any little kids who may change the switch setting from +5V to something larger.
Also pay CAREFUL attention to the TIP voltage on the adaptor.
The Sanyo takes a + Tip.
There are other cheaper solutions as well, but this unit can be re-used with other gadgets.
My Sanyo VAR-G9 AC adaptor failed after TWO DAYS out of the box, so I can't recommend buying a Sanyo VAR-G9, until Sanyo fixes their manufacturing problems with the units.
Do you know the dimensions of the plug? Inside diameter and outside diameter. So the type.
I want to operate the Sanyo Xacti HD2000 to a USB car power supply. Use a cable like this:
This is a hollow plug (i dont know the exact english or US word) "2.1mm"."e.g. for additional power supply for external hard drives can be used" (translated from german ebay). So I can recharge the car. Or a 5H-Scooter battery. Also during the filming. Even without the battery in the camera!
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Try cutting a small thin card the same size as the top of your battery. Try a card no thicker than a playing card. Place it on top of you battery then close the battery door. This should give the battery a stronger contact, and it may work.
I have a Xacti HD2000 and it shipped with a Sanyo VAR-G9 adaptor. The RadioShack replacement is a P/N 273-1696.
There is a switch that must be set to +5V on the unit, and you need to match the assorted tips that come with the unit to the one you need for your camera. On my HD2000, the "+" side is on the tip, but this is on an image on the back of the AC adaptor
Look for a diagram on the back of the adaptor you have.
There will be two diamond boxes one on the left with a '-' and one on the right with a "+" and the diamonds will be connected to semi circles. The inside semicircle is the "Tip".
In my case (Sanyo Xacti HD2000)the "+" is connected to the dot in the center, so I have to align the "+" symbol with the word "tip" on the end of the Radio Shack cable.
(If this gets plugged in backwards... you can fry the camera).
Hopefully someone at Radio Shack can help you set this up properly. That way you don't have to mail-order and wait long.
Your AC adaptor has very likely failed.
Check the AC adaptor on your camera. Mine failed this morning after only 2 days of ownership.
(I just purchased an Xacti HD2000 camera 02/05/09)
The Bad P/N I had was a Sanyo VAR-G9. Based on my very light use after two days, I expect these are totally trashy power adaptors and there are likely several hundred bad ones like it in the field Thats just a wild guess on my part, but after only two days, a unit like this should not fail at all.
The camera said "Low Battery", then could not be charged, then only the red light would flash.
I confirmed with a Digital Volt Meter that there was no 5.0V coming out of the AC/DC converter.
Radio Shack sells (and I bought) a replacement 5.0V 2.0A capable power adaptor. Take your unit in and they can help you. Make sure that you don't have any little children that may play with the voltage switch on the replacement, as any voltage over 5.0V can damage your camera.
With the replacement unit, my camera charges fine.
I connected my Sanyo VPC - 603 digital camera to an AC/DC adaptor due to battery malfunctions. After about 5 seconds, i heard a spark sound and the camera went off. What might have gone wrong? How can it be repaired?