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My Sony handycam, Charging problem! Cam keeps going to sleep

by Barcoe / June 11, 2008 9:41 PM PDT

Model No: DCR-HC94

I stick it on charge, socket works and cable works but no Yellow light to indicate thats it charging and yes it is flicked on to charge mode. Then, a while later it doesn't even turn on. Its still dead right now. Why has it gone hibernating on me??? I try change modes..etc but nothing. WAKE UP!!
I've had this trouble in the past when THE charging worked but still it would go dead for a period of time!

Please help

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Could it be an old battery
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2008 12:46 AM PDT

I see this model reviewed in 2006 so it could be a dead batt. Try a new battery and then call them up for a repair quote.

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by Barcoe / June 12, 2008 2:49 AM PDT

No its not the battery, It was working this morning and all of the sudden, I go to charge it and I can't, it wont even power up when you use the DC adapter. The ammount of effort on getting the exact same battery!! Sad

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by Barcoe / June 12, 2008 3:07 AM PDT
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Randomly enough its just come back to life but still when I switch it to off(charge) It won't charge, the yellow CHG light won't shine?

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Success, but is it?
by Barcoe / June 12, 2008 3:10 AM PDT
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Ok now its charging successfully with yellow light.

Why did it stop on me and decide to some back now? Could it be to do with the fact that I hadn't used it properly in a few months?

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As things age.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2008 3:59 AM PDT
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by Barcoe / June 12, 2008 4:55 AM PDT
In reply to: As things age.

thanks for that link

Its gone asleep on me again! Sad

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