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My Canon XH A1 will not turn on to record but the camera will turn on to watch playback. I need help!!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    This is happenning with my camera as well. Any solutions?

    thanks in advance!

  • topcon Feb 21, 2009

    I have had the same problem 3 times.
    Canon knows the problem but does not inform customers by repair of the problem.



  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same problem... for the second time.  I've sent it in on my warrantee to the company I purchased from.  It worked properly when I got it back from the tech's, but I now have the same problem again.  It will only power up in VCR and EXT Cont modes.


    Why won't Canon step up to send out a general fix?

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Check your little lock and standby lever at the back of your hand strap, its likely positioned between standby and lock.

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I can confirm that it was in fact the standby/lock lever. Toggling the lever to standby fixed the issue.

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    Thank you, thank you! This post saved a shoot this morning!

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I have checked the stand by lock and it did not help

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