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Won't close My Sharp miniDv VL-Z1 camcorder has two problems: 1. If I put a tape in then it will not close automatically, if I "encourage" it to close then it pops right back open 2. When I turn it on to start shooting it will not record and the screen has a smal dew symbol on it What it wrong!? I have only had it for 2 years and do not use it often....but sure would like to. I did leave the battery in for a long time between uses too. Thanks so much- techless wonder!

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  • thejudge47 Dec 17, 2007

    turn power on to play what was on the tape and the dew sign shows up.

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  • Peti1966 Jun 09, 2008

    Always push mini casette back and not clousing.



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On mine I turned off the cam and then plugged it in using cord provided.It worked so I was guessing that either the battery was down or that it just needed reset.I actually just got mine so I am not completely sure that this will work for everyone.

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