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Camera turns off

When I turn my camera on the power light flashes and i have a red symbol appear on the lcd screen. I have also noticed the screen has F14 on the right hand side im not sure if this has anything to do with it but i have never noticed it before. after a few seconds the camera turns itself off.

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Re: camera turns off

The red symbol is the erasure prevention slider on the tape. check it's not on or push the slider on and off prevention. this should fix the red symbol, you might have to do it a couple of times before it works. not sure what F14 is can't find it in the manual. try the solution here. if it still turns off after a few seconds i have another way to fix the power.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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