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Digital camcorder problem

I have a sony dcr hc40E minidv handycam since last 3 yaers. recently i am facing typical problem. even if the power is off, the red light on camcorder's body for memory stick flashes. battery drains very fast. if I try to charge the camcorder with memory stick in, chrging light doesn't come on. if i charge after removing memry stick, charging light blinks (at the same frequency of red light of memory stick with power off, and no charging going on). battery information also does not get activated. camera can only be recharges after battery is completely drained but the problem of red light blinking re-coccurs. battery is drained very fast even in camera off condition. Pl help.

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I seem to have the same problem. Could you please explain again what you did here? Thanks

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Re: digital camcorder problem

There a short line to the carbon wire of the function switch.....unfold the wire to loose the fold....and clean the contact of the wire using a pencil eraser slowly

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