Reset Flip Camera Battery (ABT1W, ABT2W)

This is a solution that a customer provided regarding batteries that do not seem to take a charge.

 http://homekb.cisco.com/CiscoFlip/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=23075fea6a3141ea88a2d3219eaae16b_KB20630_EN_v1.xml&pid=14&snid=

 

The key points are:

a) resetting your camera by removing battery for at least 60 seconds;

b) after reset, put battery back in -- and this is important -- charge via your laptop or PC USB (and make sure the computer doesn't go to sleep during the entire process); and

c) wait 30-60 minutes for charging to kick in. (See the fine print toward the end of the article, which is really easy to miss: "Charging your video camera when the battery is extremely low on power activates the Trickle Charge feature. It may take 30-60 minutes before you could see any indication that the battery is charging.").

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