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RCA Proview PROV712 video camera Battery & Dew/Clog lights flash

My RCA Proview PROV712 video camera Battery & Dew/Clog lights flash in both battery (fairly new replacement battery) mode and with AC adapter. the lens works and displays an image correctly on the LCD screen, but it won't record or playback the tape.

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Gryfox
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SOURCE: RCA prov712 battery will only last 5 minutes

Be sure to charge for AT LEAST 14 hours on the new battery, even if the charger light goes out - it's still trickle charging. It's normal for most camcorders to auto-shut off after 5 minutes, if it's not recording. But if your batt light comes on, the problem is probably with the battery.

Posted on Dec 20, 2006

robotek
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SOURCE: RCA CC6262 Camcorder Problem:

Hi

Unfortunately, the camera may be beyond repair. The common complaint from camcorders of this vintage and older, is surface mount capacitors failing, not just a few, but many, all through the unit. It affected most makes and models. Meant that any camcorder 5-6 years old, may not be worth repair, as faults exist in many different places. Fix the display problem you have, to find autofocus problems, or poor performance. I suggest returning the battery to the store for a refund. Explain it did not do the job for you... and cut your losses. Sorry it has to be news like this, but is the best bet under the circumstances.

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robotek

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Sharp Viewcam VL-E66U

I let it sit overnight and when I opened the door I nudged the part that holds the tape up. I got the tape out but I think it is still frozen. I will try a different tape and hope it still works. I'll post results.
Thanks
Kate

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't find an audio vider cable for my RCA Prov712

I found it on-line but thank you for your reply. ANgie

Posted on May 05, 2009

SOURCE: I have a RCA cc6364, had it for years. I bought a

Does your camera work of a Power Adapter? If it does, then the battery is most likely at fault. If however it will not, then it will be the camera.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

caroldon
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SOURCE: I have an rca prov949hb camcorder. one problem is that when i try and playback tapes i know i have recorded on, all i get is snow. The other problem, and main concern is that when i put a tape in (new

The fault is that there is FUNGUS or tape deteriorisation which make it easily adhere to the VIDEO HEADS and so clogg them. This make is to have the DROP OUT SYMPTOM which means that there is no pick up on the ferrite heads . You can use a head cleaner but the best result will be to wash carefully the head tip using the right cleaning tool- this requires skill or you can end up with a damaged head. Use a paper to rollover freely over the head tip and then try a tape which does not have fungus on.
You can get help to clean the tapes if there is fungus. Also there must not be any moisture within as the DEW SWITCH will be activated. Use a heater to blow hot air in this case.

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Dew light


Dew is likely to form in the following circumstances: ?When moving the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place. ?When placing the camcorder in a cold room which is then heated rapidly. ?When moving the camcorder outdoors from an air conditioned room or car. ?When placing the camcorder in the direct path of air blowing from an air conditioner. ?When placing the camcorder in a humid room. Dew will gradually form on the head drum of your camcorder and make the video tape stick to the head. This causes damage both to the head and the tape. When dew forms, recording and playback may not function properly. When ?DEW? flashes, remove the cassette,leave the cassette compartment open,and wait for a few hours to allow the camcorder to acclimatise to the surrounding temperature. To use the camcorder again, turn on the power after waiting for a few hours. Be sure that ?DEW? has disappeared. Do not insert a cassette while ?DEW? is flashing; this may result in damage to the tape.

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Dew detected


Leave the camcorder turned off in a place with constant dry temperature with the door open. Take the battery off and wait a few hours like at least 3.
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This sounds similar to a problem I had. I brought the camera in under warranty and the repair shop fixed it. They shop text is cryptic.
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DEW indicator / battery


In your owners manual on page 52 you will find a list of authorized service centers. Give the one in your area a call. Give them the brand name and model number of the camcorder. Tell them you are having a problem with the dew warning coming on while using the camera with the battery. They should be able to help find a answer to this problem.You can also call the panasonic customer support telephone number at 1-800-211-7262 between the hours of 9am-7pm EST. Give them the brand name and model number of the camcorder and ask them for help with the problem of dew indicator coming on while in use with the battery. I hope this information helps you with your camcorder problem.

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RCA prov712 battery will only last 5 minutes


Be sure to charge for AT LEAST 14 hours on the new battery, even if the charger light goes out - it's still trickle charging. It's normal for most camcorders to auto-shut off after 5 minutes, if it's not recording. But if your batt light comes on, the problem is probably with the battery.

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