Compartment door will not shut properly, camera will come on
My camera will not power on because (through trial and error) the compartment door that holds the batteries does not close tight, therefore there is not a proper connection between the batteries and connectors. Any suggestions that I can do myself, my warranty has just expired by 3 months.
Has there been any recalls been made on this particular problem?
Re: compartment door will not shut properly, camera will...
Drill 2 tiny holes, large enough to insert thin paper clip wire. One hole is drilled in the battery compartment door, close to the sidewall but in between the 2 adjacent batteries.
Drill second hole in battery case by first peeling back the ruberized coating slighty. This hole should be adjacent or sighted in line with the first hole. In each case, allow enough in tact plastic door or case so that it can withstand the pressure of a tightened piece of wire. Insert batteries. Then insert wire carefully tto penetrate both holes. Press down hard on battery compartment door and carefully twist the 2 ends of the inserted paper clip wire to secure the compartment door tightly. The one drawback is that each time you wish to change batteries, you will have to follow the above procedure.Don't know of any recalls on this condition.
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Always use the camcorder with the battery and power button on.
Does the cassette compartment close without the tape ? If yes. then we have hope.
Now insert the tape and press to close the compartment as usual. Does it close or reject every time ? If it rejects, then very slightly nudge the three tiny figures of the mechanism where the two wheels of the tape fit. Now the tape will sit inside the compartment and lower itself.
If it still ejects, then very slightly press the base metal (where the tape rests once loaded but) without the tape. This is the largest metal piece visible closest to the hinge and door.
The tape will load properly now.
You could face error DEW or 007. Both are known errors. DEW is really due to moisture in the air. Try on hot dry place. for 007 error, you would need to carefully clear with one index figure the reading head. Remember all parts of the camcorder are delicate and need carefull handling.
Never use any tools, fluids, fabric or tissue.
Let me know if this solves.
I am looking for USB driver for Windows 7 and the method to extract from tape as I do not have Firewire (Ieee 1394) any more in my laptop and desktop.
If you've recently dropped the camera you may have damaged the lens tube (housing) or jarred the zoom mechanism off of its track -- either of these problems will require professional repair. If the camera has not been dropped, your problem may be due to weak/worn out
batteries or corrosion on the
battery contacts inside the camera
which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the
camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with
a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,
steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen
into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of
the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your
batteries may be too weak/worn to properly power the camera, or the
camera may require professional repair.
If you have recently dropped the camera you may have damaged the lens
tube (housing). This damage will prevent the lens from moving properly
and will cause the camera to shut itself off after a few seconds. If
the lens is damaged the camera will require professional repair. If
the lens is not damaged, the problem may be battery related. Make sure
you have the correct battery type installed, and that the batteries are
fresh/fully charged. If the problem persists, you may have corrosion
on the battery contacts inside that camera that is preventing full
battery power from flowing to the camera. Remove the batteries and
wipe the inside camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy
corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sand
paper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery
compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and
reinstall them in the camera. This cleaning solves the problem about
90% of the time, and I hope it works for you.
check the XD card compartment is it closed properly bcoz sometimes when it is not closed properly or if the card is faulty then ur camera will not power press the door of card firmly and try formatting and reading ur card on card reader on laptop
I'm having the same problem with my DSC-W1 camera. I dropped my camera and the battery door latches broke.
I found a replacement door on Ebay for $9.95
I followed the instructions in the description and easily removed the broken door from my camera. Now i'm just waiting on the new door to arrive so I could slide the new door in.
I hope this was helpful.
Here's the seller I bought the door from. Hopefully the seller has more doors. =) :
if the blue light flashes 4 times
Main power led to on/off switch is crushed and not enough power gets through. you have disassemble the camera. I would think first before tring this. Remove 3 screws on bottom, 1 in battery compartment, and 1 at very top of usb flap (look good). Now slide the side piece starting at the usb flap then apply pressure to top and away from unit. now look for 1 silver and three black screws (facing back and front, look good). See the big red wire leading to main on off switch if it crushed thats the problem. I replaced it with a longer piece of wire. Remember to replace battery door first if it fell off during process. *TEST NOTE: You can place batteries in and place a penny across the bottom to test before you put it back together.