New Battery For A Panasonic PV 42 Cam Corder

Varnakov222

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This is another battery issue I am having:

The Panasonic PV 42 Cam Corder was released Circa 1992.

I recently pulled this thing out of the closet, and tried to use it again for old times sake, and for the fact that I am a retro tech junkie for Sony and Panasonic consumer electronics.

The Cam Corder worked fine when I plugged it into the wall via cord, but I knew that the old battery would be useless after all this time.

Even the detachable light was still working.

Luckily, the battery I needed was still being manufactured, and I picked one up at Batteries Plus along with a new charging station.

But even with the new battery fully charged, the Cam Corder won't work.

Is this a quick fix, or will this Cam Corder simply need to be repaired?

I cannot see any visible signs of damage or corrosion with the silver colored instruments that the battery connects to.

If so, there actually is a repair man near me that specializes in retro tech repair and maintenance.

What's unusual about this antique charging station is that it has buttons for functions that I don't understand.

There is more to it than just simply attaching the battery, plugging it in, and seeing a red indicator light turn green when the battery is fully charged.

Hopefully this has something to do with why the new battery does not work.
 
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Varnakov222

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Here is the Panasonic PV 42 Camcorder:
 

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