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Canon dc100 wont swich on

Hi, I bough my camcorder last november from usa and have worked fine until a few weeks ago when i couldn't open my disc to take dvd out. On the start i though it's a battery but when we pluged with the cable red power light swichs on but nothing coming up ( no screen menu etc).Could u pleas help me. P.s. the model is ntsc not pal

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  • Faisal Qadri Nov 16, 2007

    My Dc 100 wont switch on! The red charging light comes on when its charging but when i switch it on nothing happens and even the red light disappears!! its almost brand new and dont know whats wrong with it.

  • dc100owner Dec 08, 2007

    I cant get the dvd-wr out of the DC 100. My wife pluged it in and left it pluged in for 3 days or so. now I can't get it to do anyting. 2 red lights comes on when I hit the ON-MODE switch, and thay wont go off unless I take the battery out or if the batterys not in unpuge it. ive tryed eveything I could think of press the reset buttin

  • Help Want3d Dec 12, 2007

    This is CRAZY...... I brought this Canon dc100 a month ago and the sh*t doesnt work. And I dont know what 2 do HELP... HELP... somebody help.

    I got stuff 2 record.

  • robsqualo Dec 12, 2007

    Same problem. If you have some solution, please let me know.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I brought my canon DC100 12 months 2 days ago Dec 24th 2006 but it actually has been playing up and not working properly over the last few months When i turn it on the red light comes on only when i plug it in at the wall, but when i turn it on without the plug the red light comes on but wont start videoing even though the screen works.When i close the viewing door it wont turn off when i look down the eyepiece their is no Task in Progress light. Because of whats been happening i missed videoing my children on Christmas day and my family..damn its frustrating

  • alibuba Jun 06, 2008

    Hi.....I have same problem with my canon to.Dont know how this work,...would like any help can offer.



  • alibuba Jul 14, 2008

    Canon dc100 wont swich on,How do i open to read solution for this problem,there is tree of them but seem's hiden.Thanks,

  • brennmuffin Oct 24, 2008

    will not turn on. no power. ac cord is fine.

  • chawks93 Dec 02, 2008

    baby's first christmas and the recorder is DEAD. wont do anything even when plugged into an outlet for power! help christmas is coming!!!!!!!!!

  • thagurlz Dec 07, 2008

    camcorder just has flashing red light for disk/chg but it wont let me turn it on, change the disk or anything.. all it does is flash the red light. i dont know if its charging or wont hold a charge or it the entire thing is just broken. its been plugged in for 2 hours now and still no change.

  • silv3r Dec 18, 2008

    i have d same prob..both red lights are on..but i cannot open d!!

  • pentalax Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem, please help!

  • ezucla74 Apr 25, 2009

    i ahve the same problem



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You battery is dead. This camera will not turn on fully without a good charged battery installed. You probably tried charging the battery, but with Li-ion batteries, once the voltage goes too low, the battery shuts itself down and can not be recharged (unless you know how). Try buying a new battery and be sure to charge it every month.

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I think u should finished the whole disk first. . it wont open or you cant change the first disk unless it's finalized. .

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Has anyone found a solution to this problem yet?? if so pls let me know too. thanks!

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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The camera seems to have these problems, and I think its because the power switch is on when the camers is being charged.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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