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Ccd tr517 Hi. I have this Handycam and it isn't so handy. We have never been able to figure it out. It shuts off after a few seconds. We bought a brand new battery and it still does it. Any advice? Thanks

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I had the same thing on mine and it turned out to be the on/off switch in the lens head. I took it apart and moved the switch a bit and the problem did not come back for quite awhile. I replaced the switch and it has been fine.

My camera would actually turn on by itself also before changing the switch.

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