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"menu" button not working-wont record or play back tapes

The menu button wont work now and the recorder is stuck on 'cinema'- the battery is fully charged - the operating button flashes (not sure if it should) the number counter is on 0000 and it wont record or play back any tapes now -

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  • szszs Oct 06, 2008

    i am unable to switch the menu button to on/off as i can only press it - i used the camera the other day it recorded for half a minute then stopped completely - do you have any other useful tips 
    many thanks

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When the light flashes it means that there is an error definetly.
turn the menu button on off position first and remove the battery.
reinsert battery and turn on recording mode.
Try to remove the tape and reinsert it and see if the operating light is clear.
let me know if the functionality is restored.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

  • Adrian F Oct 07, 2008

    open the bottom of the camera (the plastic cover on the bottom ) and check all the wiring connections and push them gently in place - sometime they become loose and make the camera stop responding -

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