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Sharp VL-Z500H Mini DV Digital Camcorder will not record

The problem is that the camcorder will not record, the sign >< appears on the screen. After having consulted the operation manual the only apparent solution is to consult afetrsales service. Is there anything else to check/try first?

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IMPORTANT: If additional model-specific instructions are needed to perform any of the steps below, refer to the operating instructions of the camcorder. The instruction manual is available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony eSupport Web site.
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  2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
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