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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
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Old October 7th, 2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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Generic batteries not working!

I just bought three generic batteries. When they arrived the other day, I put them in and they worked fine, so I threw out the packing materials. Just this morning, I turned on the camera and got a "use real Sony batteries" message on the camcorder and it turned itself off. I guess I need to get some real Sony batteries! Has anyone had such a message using cheap Chinease Sony batteries off eBay? I don't care if they're really Sony or not, just as long as they can fool the camera!
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Old October 7th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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Yep,
I had the same problem. I thought that the battery I bought was genuine Sony. The packaging and battery both looked genuine. Mine worked for like a minute, then flashed the "use Sony battery" message.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 11:10 AM   #3
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That's one I've chalked up to my Canon XM2! YeeHaaa! Kinda beats your ability in low light over my camera - no problems . .. lol!

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Old August 8th, 2008, 05:21 AM   #4
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Revisiting this one - given that batteries and technologies could have changed over the last few years!

I'm looking for something cheaper than the Sony NP-QM91D for my HVR-A1e. Has anyone in the UK found a supplier of generic batteries that do work in this camera?

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