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Unit won't power up

There is a red light on the side that flashes whether the unit is on or not. none of the controls work

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Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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