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Stuck in "Record Mode."

Used this new camcorder for 5 days with great results. Suddenly, it is stuck in "record pause" mode and I cannot get it out. I should be able to get it out by pushing the white start button, but when I do that nothing happens.

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Take it back to the dealer while you can! Either let them show you how to prevent this or give you a new one.

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I had a hard time myself with this fuction so don't feel alone. I used the voice record to record a lecture and it was surprising sensitive but then again I had the professer put it in is front shirt pocket. It would over modulate a bit but was audioable and served its fuction for me
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