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DCR-SR42 Camcorder does not power up

My DCR-SR42 camcorder does not power up even when connected to the ac outlet. The charging light does not come on when the power switch is off and connected to the ac outlet. I did retry removing an d re inserting the battery.

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  • sitanair Oct 07, 2008

    Thanks a lot - I will try to power up with a charged battery and get back

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My Sony DCR-SR42 digital camcorder's switch will not stay in the on position. If i could get a part number from somebody that would really help me... Thanks in advance

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    I have the same problem with mine. Kids snapped the detent in the switch mechanism. Would love to find a schematic and part number.

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I think AC power charger of your camera got defective first and later on battery lost its charge so no power for camera now to power up.
Try to borrow same charged battery from friend. neighbors etc and test your camera.
If camera power up, it is sure that charger has gone and you need new one.
let me know in that case to guide you further.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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I'm sorry that the screen goes black shortly after turning on the camcorder. I suggest that you perform a manual power reset and check the operation. Follow the steps to perform a manual power reset:
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  2. Disconnect AC power adapter.
  3. Remove the battery pack.
  4. Remove the lithium button-cell battery.
  5. Move the POWER switch to the CAMERA position for 15 seconds.
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  1. Remove the battery from the camcorder.
  2. Connect the AC power adapter to the camcorder.
  3. Plug the AC power adapter into a working electrical outlet.
  4. Attempt to turn on the camcorder.
  5. Reset the camcorder back to factory settings.
  6. NOTES:
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    • If the camcorder does operate using the AC adapter, proceed with the steps below to troubleshoot the battery.

  7. Ensure the battery has been fully charged.
  8. Ensure the battery is properly inserted into the camcorder.
  9. Remove the AC power adapter from the camcorder.
  10. Attempt to turn on the camcorder.
  11. NOTES:
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