Question about Sharp Viewcam VL-Z1U Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Error code "E007"

Is this camera worth fixing with this error code? It will not load a cassette at all.

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  • Supercamera Jan 16, 2008

    I've tried this before and it provides no specific info regarding the error code.

  • Supercamera Jan 16, 2008

    They are closed now. I have a feeling all Sharp will say is send it in for repair. Its probably not worth the $100+ though. I can't find any info on the web for the error code.

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Hi,

With the indulgence of C13295

E007 is not defined but previous dealings exhibits loading problems (which can be caused by dew or mechanical issues).

Four (4) things you can try:
1. Do a soft/col reset, remove the battery for a considerable time (hours);
2. Clean the loading/transport mechanism. Use a can of compressed air;
3. Tap, gently whack the unit or shake the cam side to side. (This is not a sound technical procedure but other owners have reported favorable result); and/or
4. Use a hair dryer set to lowest temp and do the tape tray/loading area. (Again, tis is not a sound technical procedure).

If none of the above would be corrective, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified camcorder technician/service center. It would also probably be worth your consideration of repair cost/downtime versus purchase of a new unit.

Hope that this be of additional help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need further information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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    Louie Role Jan 16, 2008

    for C13295

    I posted after your post "Hey man.....", and did not realize you posted anew. sorry for stepping in.

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Try this out, this is the sharp support page. :) http://www.sharpusa.com/products/support/0,2309,,00.html

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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    Omair Chughtai Jan 16, 2008

    ok gimme a min mate

    lemme find another solution

  • Omair Chughtai
    Omair Chughtai Jan 16, 2008

    here, i found there customer support teams number. 1-800-BE-SHARP (237-4277)

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    Omair Chughtai Jan 16, 2008

    Hey man, sorry, but I got nothing left for you. My expertise is on video games. Maybe i can get another expert here for you so he can help you.... :)

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    Omair Chughtai Jan 16, 2008

    Hey, i found some info on the error code. Error code E007 means there is moisture inside the Viewcam. Try taking the tape out, leaving the cassette compartment open for 2 hours to allow any condensation to evaporate. If it doesn't work, try taking it to bestbuy. They might be able to help.

  • Omair Chughtai
    Omair Chughtai Jan 16, 2008

    You also want to try using a hairdryer to fix your problem

  • Omair Chughtai
    Omair Chughtai Jan 16, 2008

    Thats alright Benimur, we are all just trying to help a customer fix his problem. There is no reason to aplogize.

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