Question about Sony Handycam DCR-PC105 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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It will not turn on.

Also, will not show orange light next to plug when I plug it in.

I confirmed the batteries.
I confirmed the outlet.

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Re: It will not turn on.

I had to send it in. They say they replaced the printed circuit board. Perhaps we should both write Sony?

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

Re: It will not turn on.

In havin the same problem its insane! It was working from xmas up to like half way in January. Any Solutions?

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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