Question about Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Camcorder
Flip Video not working. Tried to turn on and thought batteries were dead - replaced with new and still not turning on. Plugged into computer via USB and it was not recognised. Plugged into TV to play videos and also not recognised.
For the Flip Ultra - Take out batteries you should see a flat somewhat square piece of metal with a small black piece sticking up from it. Take a pencil and push the black piece down wait a few minutes then try turning your flip back on.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Take out the batteries. Look inside the battery compartment and you will see the two silver battery terminals. Take a small screwdriver and pry them up toward you. This will make the batteries fit tighter in the compartment when the door is closed. It worked for me!
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
I've been having this problem all day, my flip worked fine yesterday and then after uploading the software it would not turn on today. Then I took out the batteries and put them back it. Pressed the on button and it worked! How strange...
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
My flip camera is only 4 months old. I have the same problem with this camera as you all do. I have tried the solutions (all) and the camera worked for only 20 minutes. Now nothing works,nor the updates not anything the factory reps recommended. But I have come up with a solution. Take your flip camera, run it over with your vehicle, smash the memory chip well with a hammer, go to your nearest Walmart, buy any cheap camcorder they have on sale. I did that in 2004 when I bought a cheap $50.00 camcorder for my neice's graduation and her cheap camcorder after having been dropped from a crop-dusting airplane over El Centro CA and miraculously found again after noting the spot on the GPS from 900 feet while crop dusting, still works to this day and she relies on it for everything. There! I hope I was helpful.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
If you have a flip Ultra
1.Take the batteries out for 72 hours
2.(DO NOT PUT BATTERIES IN) Connect to a computer USB port
3. Update software
4. Once the software has updated STOP THE USB CONNECTION
5. Now Press Record, Delete, and Power
6. Wait for serial number to appear
7. power down the unit
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
My Flip after one year of use wouldn't load after powering on. It was not recognized by my computer--all for no good reason. The following procedure reset my Flip Ultra 60 minute. Press all at the same time: record, delete, and power buttons. This will bring up the serial number and version etc. on a black screen. Copy it all down if you haven't done so before. Then turn off the unit. In a little while turn the Flip back on. It will reset it self and ask you to reset the date and time again as you did when you first got it. Now it should be good to go! Mine is.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
If you have the older flip video with AA batteries, take them out and leave them out for 72 hours. This should allow an internal capacitor to discharge. This is what the Flip people told me. It did not work for me but is worth trying. There is no reset button on this one unlike the Flip Mino.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Put in "Duracell" brand batteries
Posted on Aug 20, 2011
I have had a Flip for 2 days and on vacation in Israel. It now doesn't turn on at all and I tried everything above. Basically, its a piece of garbage for that real alone. I'm VERY dissapointed.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
I had the same problem, tried the reset button under the batteries but did not help. Removed the batteries for one day and replaced same batteries again next day, powered on my camera and it worked fine since then.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
When i charge my new flip ultra HD, the battery indicator eventually turns green but when i get ready to use it - i check the battery level by connecting it to the computer - the indicator is red suggesting it needs to be charged.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
JOIN THE "I HATE FLIP VIDEO!!!" GROUP ON FACEBOOK! JUTS SEARCH FOR IT AND IT WILL COME UP!!!
Posted on Mar 10, 2011
For my Flip Ultra (with AA batteries). I used a variation on a theme by RichBb.
I tried his solution and all I got was a dark screen. But at least it made it past the Flip video screen. What I did next was all accidental, but if it works for you....1. Followed RichBb suggestion to hold the power slide down while holding the record and delete buttons. All simultaneously.2. I got a black (or dark) screen and nothing happened.3. I plugged it into a USB port on my computer and nothing happened.4. I unplugged it and snapped the camera's USB 'arm' back into place. At this point, Rich Bb's screen with all the camera information came up.5. I turned off the camera using the power slide. Which I hadn't been able to do since this all started.6. I waited about 10 minutes and turned it on. It worked fine. I had to rest date and time, but it is now working.7. For how long? I don't know.Hope this helps someone.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
I have one of the old cheap FLIPs, it plugs into a USB to charge, no batteries. I shot a 20 minute video this morning and after, it would not turn on...I found directions to reset by holding the on/off button in for 10 seconds. It worked and I put it in the USB to recharge the dead battery...YEAH it's working again..
Posted on Jun 30, 2012
I have the original Ultra HD flip, I keep mine in a travelers case its nice and snug i have no damages, at first it wouldn't recognize my computer then the battery wouldn't hold a charge i barley use it i turned it on before leaving my house and it worked really need my Flip Camera yesterday and it wouldn't turn on, all it is now is an expensive paper weight FLIP, YOU ARE A DISAPPOINTMENT. Its sad i have to use my cell phone camera.
Posted on May 03, 2012
Solution 2: - braehenry... extarordinary solution ...after struggling for a month..
I thank you profusely for the help which even the manufacturer has not given me...please acknowledge this gratitude...
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Posted on Dec 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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