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Camera is borken for the second time.

Unit will not turn on, checked everything out as far as the basics. product was sent to the company once, got it back, was ok for approximately three months and now it is back to the way it was before we got it fixed.

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You will need to reprogram your camera,, go for the unit software master,, the problem of it is the program!,, reformat it, go to the technician, and additionaly recheck if ther is a virus or not.                                           

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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I would send it back U aren't unlikely to get the info to repair it here, they most likely did not replace the part that was causing the problem, also are u skilled enough to take it apart, which by the way will void your warranty.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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    yadayada Dec 13, 2008

    it should read are not likely

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    yadayada Dec 13, 2008

    and so starts the useless answers from some of our experts

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Have you tried taking the battery out and connecting again? Does the camera turn on?
Is the camera under warranty and did you get it warranty repaired or was it outside of warranty?
Its probably the same fault as last time.

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Contact back the company and ask for a full replacement, the camera has not been repaired.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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    Ginko Dec 13, 2008

    Contact the company by phone, and tell them that shortly after the repair you got the same fault. That means that the reapair from last time had been ineffective, insist to get a full replacement.

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    Ginko Dec 13, 2008

    I do not think you can fix this with battery in/out. If the camera does not show any sign of life, then the problem is the ribbon cable that connects into the mainboard and carries power from batteryes, or from AC adapter.

    If it was just the cable, it would have been replaced when you have sent the camera in for repair.

    More likely the connector where you hook in the cable, that is located on the main board, is defective, and mainboard had not been replaced, as moving the cable it restarted to work.
    That is a common situation, and may be the reason why the camcorder had gone faulty again.

    If the camera was still under warranty when you did the fiorst repair, send it back and ask for a replacement. If warranty is expired ask a new repair, they may need to replace the main board.


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