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No Power My camera battery will not charge I can only use playback function. thanks rdcdcrew

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Re: No Power

Maybe you have a p[roblem with your plug, if you see the orange light then it is charging

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My hd 3 v5061u is on test mode how do i get it off

With your camcorder powered ON, and set to VCR / playback, there should show on the screen (viewer) something indicating "Menu" or a "FN" (Function) option. Select "Menu" (or Function icon to lead to the Menu). Check through the Menu options to find "Mode", and find the option for Normal Recording or playback, as opposed to "Test Mode", or "Demonstration Mode".

If this does not solve the problem, try this: Turn the camera OFF, remove camera battery, re-install battery, turn camera ON and see if that Re-set the camera. If not, it might be resolved by manually resetting the time and date. Then go to the Menu again to set Mode to normal recording or playback.

If those do not correct the problem, there is no shame in calling the camera company to speak with Tech-services. That's what they are there for.

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No signal, only blue lcd-monitor, when playing my footage, yesterday it was ok. also trouble with recording

Did you try resetting the camera by turning it off, taking out the battery and removing any other source of power? Try this first to hard reset the camera.

Does the optical viewfinder function or is it also blue?

Hopefully hard resetting will solve your problem but if not then there may be an electronics fault in your camera.

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My JVC GZ-MG21EK won't turn on, record, or playback unless it's plugged into the mains. It works perfectly when it's plugged in but won't function otherwise, no matter how long I leave it to charge.

Rechargeable batteries don't last forever. When I searched Amazon for "JVC GZ-MG21EK battery", I found lots, from about 9 pounds sterling ($12).

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I'm having difficulty putting a charge on the battery on my panasonic ag 188...the battery hasn't been used in years. Some change is happening when I charge the batt onboard the camera (plugged into the...

I had the same problem. I hope you have a battery charger. The many older batteries I have needed charging, but they wouldn't hold a charge when I tried to charge them with the battery charger. My batteries were the kind that had a memory, and I guess that the battery memories are dead. So, I saw that I had a double ended power cord that came with my camera. I took the battery out of the camera and saw a power-in hole. I just tried connecting the double ended power cord to the camera and to a power hole I found on the battery charger. It worked and gave power to the camera. It did not explode. I could not find a manual on any of the many websites. I think that the camera I bought (Panasonic Palmcorder IQ PV-IQ403) doesn't exist in the available manuals. Maybe you can find a double ended power cord and a battery charger on line or in a store.

The following information might be useful to others. The camera cassette door will not open without having the power on to the camera. The camera connects to a TV with RCA cords.

My camera power switch has 2 settings. Use the camera setting to use the camera to record and see what you are recording displayed on the TV. You must change the power switch to the VCR setting in order to play back the recording and see it on the TV. Change the switch back again to use the camera. (You can also see the playback through the viewfinder.)

My camera has a remote control which is stored in a slot. I found that the battery is in a tiny sliding door. I had to use a screwdriver to gently dislodge it from the case, my fingernail was not strong enough. The movable tab had to be pushed inward to release the catch. The coin battery was not corroded. (CR-2025)

In order to play a VHS-C tape, you must have a VHS PlayPak. The cassette door will not open unless you have a battery loaded into the cassette. When the door opens, you can insert the VHS-C tape into the opening. The VHS PlayPak holder is the same size as a regular VHS tape. It can be found on-line.

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No record or playback

had the same problem, it seems to do fine without a tape in it :so I took the tape in and out a few times and I guess the alighnment was better so it works for Now..So Give it a try

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Sony DCR-VX1000E batteries

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In playback mode the lCD displays the battery time, hi8 symbol and the tape counter. all the functions work the tape will play, rewind, fast forward. The screen stays blank on playback and the tape counter stays at 0:00:00 eventhough I can see the tape turning. I also hooke the camera to my tv and I got no picture.

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Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.
good luck
please mark the post with a fixya

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The camcorder may be in what may be called "narration mode." This function mutes the playback audio so you can narrate with you own voice when playing tapes back. Check for a function like this in the playback sound menu.

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No picture on viewfinder or LCD when trying to record or playback, but the info is there, ie tape time, battery power, zoom ect. Would this be a setting or hardware prob. thanks

This is a common CCD defect in numerous Sony and other digital cameras. It will be covered free of charge by Sony even if the equipment is out of warranty. Check this site: and use the link there to get your free repair!

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