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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:14 AM   #1
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Doa Gs100k??

Hi, I just received my gs100k today, and fully charged the battery. I attached it, turned the switch to the on-position and everything was good. Played with the zoom for a couple minutes and then turned it off. A few minutes later tried to turn it on again and nothing happens. I've tried taking the battery off and putting it back on, using the ac adapter as the power source and nothing. Is there anything that I may be missing here, possibly? If someone can help me out, I would really appreciate it. I haven't even had this thing in my posession for 10hrs. I am at a total loss here.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:18 AM   #2
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Charge up your battery fully, not the "fast charge," and try it again. If it doesn't work, your battery is probably a "dud."
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:20 AM   #3
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what do you mean by "fast charge"
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:23 AM   #4
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My MX300's charging unit has 2 little lights. One light indicates it's been quick-charged, which means it's not full charged. I presume the GS100's charging unit is similar.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:24 AM   #5
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well the green charging light went out.. it took about 4hrs i think.. i imagine thats a full charge.. but like i said, it doesnt seem to work even when connected to the ac adapter
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:28 AM   #6
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So, with bi-passing the battery, und using the adaptor, there's no power in the cam? Have you attached it properly?
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:30 AM   #7
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Ya, it only fits one way..the contacts line-up. Man, this is depressing.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:34 AM   #8
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It looks like you may have to dish out insured shipping 2 ways, for a return and for a new one. Sorry to hear that.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:35 AM   #9
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It seems so :(

Thanks for the help anyway, Frank.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 02:56 AM   #10
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Try resetting the cam one time and see what happens.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 02:58 AM   #11
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Allan, already tried that as well. No result.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 03:14 AM   #12
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With the batt connected and without turning on the power switch, can the tape loading mechanism open?
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Old March 4th, 2004, 03:19 AM   #13
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no, i've tried that as well. In fact, the whole unit seems dead. Even the power led doesnt work.

As I said before. The first time I powered it on, it worked fine. I turned it off a couple of minutes later, and I haven't been able to turn it back on since.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 03:21 AM   #14
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Sorry to hear that. You'd better send back the cam without further delay because your source might find great difficulty getting you a replacement unit, especially if it's a black mamba.

Good luck.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 04:15 AM   #15
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Yeah, I already emailed pricejapan about doing that. I seem to have the worst luck with this type of transaction.
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