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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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Internal Battery on PD150

I found the manual online and on page 157 it said to plug the camera in for 24 hours. I did what it said, however the internal battery is not holding a charge.

Does anyone know the location in the camera to get at it to change it, and can it be changed -- or is it hard wired in? The manual is of course silent on tech stuff.


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Old February 26th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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If memory serves from an earlier thread on this issue, I think it's a factory job only -- the battery is hidden in a board secured behind a panel on the side of the camera and is designed not to be user-replaceable.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #3
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Ouch! -- sounds expensive. any ideas where I could send it -- some trusted place?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #4
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Aside from Sony, the name you hear most often is Armato's, in NJ.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #5
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Armatos in NYC is probably one of the best. But camera owners have done this themselves. IIRC, it is in a battery holder, not soldered in place.

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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure this page shows the exploded view of the top handle where the cells are stored. They last about 4 to 5 years and then need to be replaced.

http://www2.sonysupport.com/PF/POV04...pperhandle.PDF

Shouldn't be too difficult to dismantle it. Girls put them together, so boys can take them apart I say.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #7
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Armatos was the answer!

As a final note to this thread, I sent it to Armatos and for around $200, they cleaned, lubed, adjusted, and changed the internal battey. I'd say they are the best!
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