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I just got an insignia camcorder IT FROZE AND WON'T TURN OFF!!!!


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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    mines frose while i reveiwed a picture and it will not turn on and charge

  • jcschreiner Feb 26, 2009

    I just got mine from Best Buy yesterday. I charged it and played with it for a while and charged it overnight. Now it won't turn on or function in any way when I open the viewer or push the button "on".

    How frustrating!

  • stingaudio Mar 07, 2009

    I cannot get it to turn either. When using the USB cord attached to the PC it gets power to it but its frozen on a certain screen and says that I have a full battery charge. What to do?

  • ericskatesEM May 02, 2009

    ive had the same problem for a while.....

    i just take the battries out and turn it back on and then it starts working again.

    but just today i tried to turn my camera on and this white screen pops up and it wont go away..

  • pepapetty May 04, 2009

    it played once,after that it wont come on.If connected to usb cord it comes on ,but not powering up



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I would have to go with what he said trash it i took my camera apart to see if there was any fried parts and it smelled like a blown speaker so i know there was somthing really wrong with it so if you have a insignia camcorder dont both with it and if you send it back they will only teperaraly fix it and then later you will have the same problem so trash that peace of **** and get another camera

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This camcorder has a really faulty design and the fact that it runs on AA batteries that it drains in a matter of hours - or less - makes it a recipe for a disaster. After mine froze for the billionth time I played around with it to see what the problem was. Apparently if you move the screen around too much, especially while it is recording, it will cause the thing to freeze. The camera really has a mind of it's own, sometimes the slightest bump will freeze it and other times if you move the screen around dozens of times nothing will happen and it works fine. If you are low on battery, which will be most of the time with this piece of ****, it only makes things worse and not only freezes the camera but shuts it off and erases your recordings. The only way to make it go back to normal is to take the batteries out and put them back in. If they are hot, that means you should let them cool or put new ones in. The best solution though is to trash this thing and buy a quality camera if you have the money.

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