Article ID : 00032122 / Last Modified : 05/06/2015

The charge indicator flashes or does not illuminate at all when attempting to charge a battery.

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Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this issue.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you only use a Sony® brand rechargeable battery.

  1. Remove the battery from the camcorder or charger.
  2. Ensure the metal contacts on the battery are free of corrosion.

    NOTE: If necessary, the metal contacts can be cleaned using a soft cloth.

  3. Reinsert the battery into the camcorder or charger.

If the issue is still unresolved, then the battery may need to be replaced. If still unresolved after trying a replacement battery, then service may be required.

For all Sony products (EXCEPT VAIO computers): To send your product to a Sony facility to be repaired or to check the status of the a repair, visit our eService web site.


For VAIO Computer products: Please call 1-888-4SONYPC (476-6972) for service information for your product. To check the status of your VAIO product repair, have your phone number or Best Buy service number available and call 1-800-433-5778.