Question about RCA PROV712 Camcorder
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.
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
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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.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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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.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
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
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