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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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Re: canon dc100 wont swich on

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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Re: canon dc100 wont swich on

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

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Re: canon dc100 wont swich on

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

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2. Condensation has developed in the camcorder, leave it in a dry indoor temperatured place for a couple of hours and try again.

3. Dirty lens won't let the laser read the disc. Look for lens cleaning camcorderkit in a store.

4. Manufacturing error

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