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Canon GL2 NO POWER, NO FUNCTIONS

The unit will not power up at all. The lock switch is not in locked position. The battery has 8.2 volts The power pack supplies 7.5 volts. Unit has no sign of life. The path guides on the tape cartridge are in the fully loaded position, as if there is a tape inside. However there is no tape inside.
I used a small battery to run the loading motor to return the path guides to start position, in hope the unit was out of time, and needed to be reset. Still no power. Do these have mode switches that go bad like on vcr's?
Anyone have a service manual they could email me, taftdavid@hotmail.com Anyone have any tips,or fixes on this model

Thanks
Dave

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  • kgcent Nov 20, 2008

    My canon GL2 would turn on in the video mode but not in the camera mode for a few times but then went totally dead.

  • chalz1092 Dec 09, 2008

    mine is only going onto the video mode and when i switch it to camera nothing happens

  • mariaca May 11, 2009

    alguien save como resetear una canon gl2???
    tiene dos dias marcando condensacion y ya hico todo lo dice el manual...
    Gracias

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Hi david;
There are a few floating around some of the forums but getting one is not going to be easy. I can see if I can find you one. Ill post here if I do.

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