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Can' get started

The directions seem simple, but when I press the record button, the camera appears to be recording for about 22 seconds and then I get a revolving hour glass symbol that isn't described anywhere in the manual. The camera then begins turning the record button on and off by itself and the hourglass comes and goes. I am not able to turn the camera off whether the hourglass is on the screen or not. This is my second camera. The same problem began with the first camera when I tried to format the 4G SDHC memory card. As soon as I pressed "yes" to format the camera left the set up mode by itself and then when I recorded the problem ocurred as described above. I tried a second new memory card with the same results. I am using the same card as I used in the first camera. The first time I turned this camera on it said the card was full. I followed the simple instructions for deleting files and it told me there were no files to delete. So I started recording with the results above. Why won't it work? Linda Lee

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The hour glass symbol means you have ended a video and the camera is saving it. If it does it on it's own, it might mean you have jammed the recording button. Try tapping it a little or pulling it out a little to get it back to normal. If that doesn't work, your camera may be malfuntioning. If you can't get it to get unjammed, get a friend or family member to help you. Take an easy on it or the camera will break and you can ever use the recording button again.

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