Released in 2010, the Flip Mino HD is a pocket-sized camcorder with 4 GB and one hour of shooting capacity.

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Battery logic board details?

I'm trying to replace the battery in my Flip MinoHD with a similar V and mAh rating battery. The original battery in the MinoHD has a small logic board between + & -, presumably having something to do with charging? There are 4 wires coming from the original battery, and I'm curious what each color (red, black, blue, green) are for.

Thanks for any guidance you can give.

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Brian Davis, I am not absolutely familiar with the Flip's battery, but most of the smart batteries use a single wire system, which delivers data communications through one wire. They use the common positive usually far right, and the negative battery terminal, usually far left. One single data terminal, which also provides the clock information and for safety reasons, most battery manufacturers run a separate wire for temperature sensing, hence four contacts. These are not your dads old batteries anymore, they have gotten way smarter...:-) Hope this helps, good luck.

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oldturkey, thanks for the information. Here is what I was able to do to get the videos off my Flip after nothing else would work. I got this battery from Amazon, which has the same volt and mAh rating. It was really cheap so I wouldn't be out much if it didn't work. I took the small circuit board from the original battery (had to unwrap the battery to get to it), and then connected jumpers from the + and - terminals of the new battery to the respective tabs from the circuit board (i.e. the tabs which were [formerly] attached to the original battery). ....

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... I still couldn't get anything to work until I inadvertently touched the aligator clips together while it was plugged in, which briefly shorted the battery and voilà, the display turned on and showed a battery icon (which wasn't charging). I unplugged it from the wall (was using an Iphone AC to USB plug thing with the Flip plugged into it) and the display went dead (expected). Then I plugged it into my laptop, shorted the battery again, and the laptop found it and I was able to pull the videos off it. After being plugged into the laptop for an hour or so, it was working well enough to function after unplugging it. I only wanted the videos stuck on it, so I didn't play with it much after that. Maybe this information will help someone else.

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Brian, any chance you could post a couple of images with your original question? would be great to see what you did:-)

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