I bought a Sony HandyCam from a thrift store. It did not come with any cables let alone the charger, however it did have a battery. The battery cells are totally gone as well. Before sinking money into this camera and run into bad luck on finding out the camera is dead I want to power it up. I took apart the battery and removed the cells. Uses typical 3.7volt lithium cells. This makes the camera run at 7.2 volts. However there is a slight problem. The camera also needs a negative voltage. Sadly my power supply isn’t a variable power supply so I am stuck until I finish my new power supply.