402 camcorder won't charge.

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qeekl

402 camcorder won't charge.

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The other day, my gmini stopped charging. I didn't drop it or anything, so can't figure out why it stopped. The plug worked to charge something else, so I know it's not the charger. The "CHG" light doesn't turn on, and the unit doesn't charge at all. Any ideas?
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Re: 402 camcorder won't charge.

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can you start the device at all?
depending on how much you have used it the battery could be depleted
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Re: 402 camcorder won't charge.

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first thing to do is test if the charger is working, my gmini 402 is on its 2nd psu now, the chargers are pretty standard on these players and work on psps etc. the age the player is at now im suspecting the psu or the internal battery. has the battery life been getting very poor of late?. you can also get a replacement battery off ebay or newmp3technology.com. to replace the battery is a bit of a technical job, it requires some soldering and cutting of fly leads (dont try to solder directly to the main board, the connections are very close together and can easily short out - thus cut the fly leads and rejoin then insolate with heat shrink cover, try to find someone to do the job if your not up to it). but first of all test the psu first.
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Re: 402 camcorder won't charge.

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I have the same problem with my 402. I tested the ac adapter and it is getting power however i suspect that the charge mechism isn't working anymore so it doesn't recognize that its plugged in. What i did was solder a wire from the positive lead where the adapter plugs in over the the red wire where the battery is connected. This bypasses the interanl charger and give it power directly from the ac adapter. it doesn't show anymore that its charging but it does. I just have to remember not to leave it plugged in to long. It does work fine when it's plugged in and shows full battery power when its plugged in.

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