When I don't use the camera for a while and power it up to record, the LCD monitor chimes on and off several times. When I press record it chimes and goes to standby, then records a second, then chimes and goes to standby on its own and LCD monitor flicks on and off. When it's "warmed up" it works fine, OR if I first set the camera to play, let it sit for a while, then switch to record it works like it should. Irritates the heck outta me, camera not ready to record in a pinch.. Thanks for any help!!
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Re: Power goes on and off when first turned on
The function switch of your camera is already losing contact that's why is intermitted on and off...when cleaning the function switch use a pencil eraser not a sand paper to the contact of the switch it will damage the switch...sometimes the flex wire of the function switch is been cut ...when you press the record button it is affecting the power
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Look in the view finder when recording instead of the screen. if you see the image there then the unit is probably set to look through there. Many of the new units dont' have a full view finder to lens item they actually have a small lcd screen inside the view finder. Check your options for recording.
Also if the view finder is tilted you need to close that before usign the lcd.
The image will not appear simultaneously on the LCD
monitor and the viewfinder. It will appear in the
viewfinder when the LCD monitor is in the lock position,
and it will appear on the LCD monitor when fully
Although the battery shows it takes a charge and the camera will run in playbackmode (VTR) I found if I remove the battery and run on AC the camera turns on and now I can record with it. The battery must be the problem.
the flex wire of the lcd monitor is have a open line that why it is not functioning....there is also a switch to on the viewfinder connected to lcd....in some model even the lcd is damage you can still use the viewfinder...
The following Models can be used as a recorder to record from a VCR, TV or another Camcorder.
2004 - SC-D107
2003 - SC-D5000, SC-D27
2002 - SC-D180
Recording In Player Mode
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR or TV with the AUDIO/VIDEO cable (provided) (to the A/V Outputs on External Device)
2. Set the power switch of the camcorder to PLAYER mode.
3. Turn on the VCR or TV.
4. Insert the blank tape with protection tab closed into the camcorder.
If you want to record from a connected VCR, insert a recorded VHS tape into the VCR.
5. Press the MENU button, turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and press the ENTER button.
6. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight AV IN/OUT and press the ENTER button to select AV IN.
"AV IN" and picture appears on the LCD monitor.
OUT : Releases the INPUT mode.
7. Press the START/STOP button to set the camcorder to REC PAUSE mode.
"PAUSE" appears on the LCD monitor.
8. Select the TV program or playback the VHS tape.
9. Press START/STOP button to start recording.
If you want to pause recording for a while, press the START/STOP button again.
10. To stop recording, press the (STOP) button.
* Recording from an analog VCR to the camcorder is only possible when the VCR is playing back at normal speed.
* If you want to see the camcorder picture with a TV, set AV IN/OUT in the menu to OUT.