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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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I have a SONY DCR-SX65E HANDYCAM AND THE BATTERY MODEL NP-FV50

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I have a SONY DCR-SX65E HANDYCAM AND THE BATTERY MODEL NP-FV50 REFUSES TO CHARGE ALTHOUGH IT SHOWS A CHARGING LIGHT INTERMITTANTLY.. HOW CAN I CHECK IF THE FAULT IS WITH THE CHARGER OR THE BATTERY ? WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE SPARES?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

If the charge light flash is steady, this, in most cases, means that the battery is bad, but since it is not 100% and a third party charger is not very expensive compared to a battery, I would grab one along with the additional battery. From the symptom discription the charger is still good.

Battery

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-NP-FV50-Compatible-Handycam-Battery-Black/dp/B00336G7HI

Charger

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-NP-FV50-NP-FV70-NP-FV100-NPFV100/dp/B003GDSCPI

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