Question about Canon Optura MVX3i Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I bought a new BP522 battery from dell. I charge it use my camcorder MVX3i. At the first couple hours it looks ok. But after about 7 hours connection to the power cord, all lights turned off and I cannot power up the camcorder again. I try to use the battery only (try the orginal one too) or use the powwer adapter only or use the battery and the power adapter together. They all fail to power up the camcorder. When the battery or the power adapter connected to the camcorder, I can hear a click sound, then it becomes silence. Have any idea what is wrong? Anyone knows a good repair store near Ann Arbor? Cannon charges at least $175.
Only thing is that you have to decide if a repair on the unit is cost effective.
Posted on Apr 09, 2017
Bummer, especially after getting a new battery. Based on what you have described, it appears that there is something definitely fubar with the camcorder. Only thing is that you have to decide if a repair on the unit is cost effective. Given the high price of proprietary parts and labor it might be better for you to just go shopping and walk away from this unit.
Posted on Apr 08, 2017
Can you not detach the lead to the charger unit, and plug that directly to the camcorder, to see if its the actual camcorder at fault ?
Near the camcorders power socket, you should see a small picture telling you what power the cam uses - usually around 7 volts, centre positive connection jack plug, at around 900mAh. As long as you get the voltage close, and have enough amps behind it, it will still work safely.
Camcorders are rarely fussy about the exact voltage, but you should never go above 9 volts unless its needs more. Most take the internal power down to 5 volts inside anyway.
The batteries do have a tiny non-replaceable internal fuse, triggered by voltage spikes or overheating, and if that goes, it usually means buying a new battery :(
Batteries can go at any time from the very first second they are used. I've bought many, and had a few that didn't last 2 months from brand new. One high-end type lasted over 9 hours on its very first charge :) and then never worked again after that :(
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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