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Camera just won't work!!!

I turn the camera on and it goes on in both vcr and recording mode but neither of these modes will let me do anything. All of the buttons do nothing and the power light keeps blinking at me and within a couple of minutes it just shuts off. I have charged the battery for weeks so I know it's not the battery nor is it the tape because I have tried multiple tapes. Could anyone give me a good explanation or help on why the camera is doing this or how to fix it please?

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Re: Camera just won't work!!!

Are there any error codes on the screen? It sounds like your unit has a moisture problem or needs reset. Do the reset first. Remove the battery for about 30 minutes, reinstall and see what happens. If this doesn't solve the problem leave the unit in a dry area with the cassette door open for a day and then try it. If it still will not work you could have a bad moisture sensor (or most any problem) which will need replaced. If you are not capable of electronic repair you will need to find a reputable repair shop. Here a some websites which offer free estimates and may be helpful: or or Good luck.

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