turn on camcorder, says low battery and turns off

My son got me a used samsung sc mx20 camcorder. It came with a battery charger, usb cable, battery and camcorder. I bought a stick for it and put it in. I charged the battery and when I put the battery in and turned on the camcorder, the message said low battery and turned off. I bought a new battery and charged it and put it in. I had the same results. I have not seen this listed in the reviews as a problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would like to have some idea what might be wrong before I take it to someone for a possible repair. Thanks

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turn on camcorder, says low batter and turns off

thanks so much for a reply. The battery seems to be charged. It shows red to start and then after a couple of hours, it shows green in the charger. Altho, it is the charger that came with the camcorder. I live in a very rural area, but I can catch a ride down to larger areas with greater population if you have a suggestion of a good place where I could take the whole deal to get checked out. When I put in the newly charged new battery, it will turn the camcorder on, the message comes on 'low battery' and then turns off. This will happen for a multiple of times until I assume the battery runs out of life again and then just doesn't turn on anymore unless I charge the battery again and repeat the whole process all over again.

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I have the exact same issue with the exact same camera. Did you ever find a solution to your problem?

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