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Charging the battery on Jazz HDV178 digital camcorder

I recently purchased the Jazz HDV178 camcorder, I have placed the battery in the camera and everything works Ok but it does not indicate in the instruction manual anything about recharging of the battery?? Can you please provide information

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  • daisyluvsall Jul 26, 2008

    where do i buy a charger? and what kind of charger does it take


  • goodwin9797 Aug 19, 2008

    We have charged our brand new Jazz HD178 anywhere from overnight (the first charge) to just an hour; regardless, it's battery only lasts for 5-10 minutes.

  • Xenu Sep 06, 2008

    I got mine a week ago and it worked fine for 2 daysthen it died, charging it by the usb port doesn't work and now i cant even get my pics off of it
    Thanks Jazz

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Yes, I noticed the same problem with the manual. There are better PDF manuals online which you can find and downlaod if you search. One such manuals just says thiss, "Q. How do I charge battery?
    A. - Computer will not charge battery when connected. You must use ONLY the supplied AC charger.
    Camera must be turned OFF (screen closed); blinking red light confirms charging, but light is constantly
    red when charging has been completed,"
    It's obvious that the charger plugs into the same port as the USB as that's the only one that fits.

  • angiepipes Mar 26, 2009

    how do i charge my battery

  • lamatoink Mar 31, 2009

    Dont get this no matter what you do, Im screwed for a video project beacause Ive had this camera for about 3 monthes and it has been charging with no issues what so ever.

    But just last night mine did not charge. Left it overnight DID NOT CHARGE. Went to school DID NO FREAKING CHARGE

  • nonieg Apr 18, 2009

    i bought a jazz hdv178 from a pawn shop and it did not have a battery charger. Now the battery is dead and i can not charge it. Where can I purchase a charger for the jazz hd178.

  • robertmil May 24, 2009

    Jazz HD178

    Where do you plug it into the wall outle to charge the battery?

    Perhaps it can only be charged through the USB link to a computer?

  • towens_45 May 11, 2010

    I have the Pentax Optio A10 and it has recently not been staying charged I put it on the cradle and the charging light comes on and it seems to charge but after 4 or 5 pics the screen goes black and it say battery is depleted but it was charged for about 24 hours.



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Use the charger that came with it and insert the mini-USB plug into the camera. The red LED will flash until the battery is charged and then it will stay on steady. I left mine overnight the first time. About four hours the second time. Still don't know exactly how long it takes though.

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My daughter lost her charger for her Jazz...I searched the internet for a battery charger for "li-ion 3.7V battery charger" and found several options. Just ordered an external generic charger for less than $6 from

I hope it works! They also had a generic replacement battery for less than $4.

I did not have much luck searching for anything related to the name of the camcorder, but had much greater luck searching for the 'words' printed on the battery itself. That is what I would suggest if you are searching for a replacement battery or charger.
Good Luck!

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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If you read the user manual entirely you will find in section 13 ,frequently asked questions, #2 (how do i charge the battery) it will explain it

Posted on May 30, 2009

This camera is crapp.... made the mistake of buying one, stupid me. Won't stay charged even over night. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money on it...

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What are you expecting for 100$ hd digital camcorder wake up..!

verry good for the price

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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