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Unable to turn power switch to DVD

I am unable to turn power switch to DVD mode. This occured after having used the DVD mode on my first day of usage. I can turn the switch to HDD mode or SD mode. Please help me. We are on vacation to another continent and bought this camcorder special for the trip.

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  • tcschoc Jan 18, 2009

    Hello Randy, I know about the hard drive, but I really want to tape to in the DVD Mode. and the power switch will not allow me to turn it to the DVD mode. Please see if you can come up with an answer to this. Thanks so much, Tania


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Do you mean to view on a DVD, because the camera has a hard drive and the movies are stored on it, and the SD card can save still photos on it. You can watch and preview you movies on a TV by connecting the camera to a monitor or a PC to edit the movies after you have loaded the software that came with the camera. Does that help? Remember as long as you can see the movies on the camera they are safe. With a 30 GB you can take a lot of footage. There is a switch position for playback or preview or for filming just check to see. You should be able to look at the menu to see how much time you have left for "taping" which is really storing. Enjoy your vacation, and edit you movies when you get home.

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