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Sony CCD-TRV57 My daughter hasĀ  a video camera that shut's off within a minute or so after turning it on. I think she said it flash's something like a yellow triangle with the nos. C3122 but not sure if this is before or after it shut's down. I think she also said that it beep's as well. She would appreciate any help you may be able to give her & thank you in advance.

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Re: Sony CCD-TRV57

Open up the front of the camcorder. carfully remove the screws 4in the front and 1 under the cap then pull remove the front cover u will see a computer board attached to the cover dissconect the red & black wires (mic). then be very carfull and pull out the flat brown wire.after that u will see 2 switches by the lens opening blow them out with a can of air or a clean nose ******. plug the wires back in and test if the beeping has stoped and u can record and play video u have fixed the problem.then put ur camcorder back together and test again if it still beeps check all ur conections. this is what i did and the camcorder is working like brand new..... good luck

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  1. Take the battery off for 60 seconds.
  2. Remove the Date/Time Battery.
  3. Slap the side of the camcorder ( works),
  4. Re-insert the Batteries.
  5. Turn it back on.
  6. Should be fine.

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