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Won't turn on

The camcorder was fully charged and then used. Now it won't turn on

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It should be the battery that is bad go to a shop and buy a new one

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Won't turn on


I had this same problem! Scoured the web and found no solution. This is what I did to fix it...

Remove battery. Unplug charger. Press and hold the power button for 20 - 30 seconds. While still holding the power button, re-insert the battery and/or plug in the charger. Voila! Came back to life and worked like nothing ever happened.

I also did the same thing with the record button, but it was the power button that got the result.

Hope this helps!

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My Sony DCR-TRV240 camcorder won't eject the tape. The power and all camera features work, but it won't eject a tape.


I'm sorry that the Camcorder is not ejecting tape. Please follow the troubleshooting steps provided below and check the operation:

1. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged. 2. Perform Reset by following steps:

1. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD panel of the camcorder. 2. Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds. 3. After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.

3. Perform a manual power reset by following the steps:

1. Turn off the camcorder. 2. Disconnect AC power adapter. 3. Remove the battery pack. 4. Move the POWER switch to the CAMERA position for 15 seconds. 5. Move the POWER switch to the OFF position. 6. Reconnect the AC power adapter or reinsert the battery pack. 7. Turn on the camcorder.

If the issue persists after following all the steps service will be required. You can find repair information and initiate service at:

http://fixya.com/repair

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Panasonic HM-TA1 won't power on with battery fully charged.


The battery will not charge when the device is turned on. Make sure that when you connect it to your computer via its usb that you do not turn it on otherwise it wont charge.


The annoying thing about this device is that when you connect it to your computer and turn it on, on the LCD it will say "connecting via usb" and the memory bar will show that it is fully charged, however the battery is not. This must just be a design flaw as the battery won't be charged.

Just remember to plug it in and leave it, do not turn it on!

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If there is a firmware solution on Insignis-Products, you might be able to restore the camcorder to life that way.

However, if the unit won't turn on at all...even when a USB AC charger is used where it should function normally and completely...there is a problem with the camcorder and it may be bricked.

I hope this helps and I hope your camcorder isn't bricked.

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Sony DCR- DVD108 switches off automatically while recording


Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if the camcorder turns off by itself.


  1. Remove the battery from the camcorder.
  2. Connect the AC power adapter to the camcorder.
  3. Plug the AC power adapter into a working electrical outlet.
  4. Attempt to turn on the camcorder.
  5. Reset the camcorder back to factory settings.
  6. NOTES:
    • If the camcorder does not operate using the AC adapter, service may be required .
    • If the camcorder does operate using the AC adapter, proceed with the steps below to troubleshoot the battery.

  7. Ensure the battery has been fully charged.
  8. Ensure the battery is properly inserted into the camcorder.
  9. Remove the AC power adapter from the camcorder.
  10. Attempt to turn on the camcorder.
  11. NOTES:
    • If the camcorder does not turn on, then the battery may need to be replaced.
    • If the problem persists using a different battery, service may be required .

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Hi I have DRC-SR200 camcoder, bought one year ago. Issue is lens cover is not opening. On the LCD display there is a message "lens cover not fully open. Turn off and on". I tried that but no use. Went...


Hi, perform the following steps to get this issue resolvbed... 1. Check whether the lens cover is opened 2. check whether the battery is fully charged. If the battery is not fullly charged, connect the Camcorder to the wall outlet using the sipplied AC adaptor. 3. Then, try resetting the Camcorder by pressing the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object while the Camcorder is turned ON. 4. If the issue still persists, turn OFF the Camcorder; then remove the battery pack and discinnect the Ac adaptor from the Camcorder; slide the POWER switch to the ON position for 1 minute. Then, connect the AC Adaptor tro the wall outlet and cjeck whether it helps.
If the issue still persists, service of the unit may require. contact the manufacturer of the Camcorder to get ut serviced.

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* Be sure the battery is connected properly. * Remove and replace the battery. * Connect the power adapter and ensure the battery is fully charged. * * The battery pack may be fully exhausted and require replacement. To ensure the life of your battery, be sure to remove it each time you are finished using the camcorder.

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