Can I use an external power supply?
My battery is dead. I know I can buy a replacement. But I don't plan to use it anymore as a camera. All I really want is to power it up long enough to transfer the videos off.
I know I can buy a new battery. But that feels like cheating.
Can I use an external power source (and solder it to the battery leads)? How?
I've read it may be possible to "jump start" the battery if it was allowed to discharge too much. Is it?
Bonus points: Can I transfer the data directly from the flash chip?
Is this a good question?