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Camera dead Working ok....battery fully charged....want turn on with power cord plugged in...Camera doesn't turn on...cannot reject tape door...NOTHING: HELP...Noticed the REC-off-Play button is little sloppy...Shouldn't effect rejecting tape....Any ideas before sending to repair shop...

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Re: Camera dead

There is a fuse blown it happens alot just make sure when you send it in that the shop is a certified jvc or a jvc only repair shop some places fix alot of different brands of cameras and sometimes you might not get it fixed right away because of the workload or not at all

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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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...

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I left the main battery in, installed the small memory battery, installed the SD memory card and plugged in the power cord. I left the camera out (close to my computer), which is upstairs in my house- in a 70-75 degree Farenheight environment - for 24hrs. After 24hrs of sitting out and being plugged in to power, I suspect everything came to an ambient temperature and the camera worked fine. (you might try up to 48hrs of being warm)

I suspect that most people's cameras are having this trouble when the internal parts of the camera are not all warmed up so the camera will reject a tape because something is NOT functioning properly when cold.

If you look at the timing of these postings, you will see that most people are posting issues in the cold winter months. I won't buy another Canon Camcorder, but am appeased at it coming back to life long enough for me to download my information to my computer.

If you call the service support for Canon (which I did), they will ask you for your serial number, model, date of purchase, name, email address & mailing address. They will ask you to mial your camera along with the printed information above and detail your problem. It will take 7-10 business days for someone to contact you via email or phone.

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