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Power light flashes

My camcorder switches on ok and when i want to record or play back a tape the power light starts to flash and then after a minute swithes itself off

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    When yout turn the camera on to either record or playback, it will work for a little while and then the light will start flashing and it will switch itself off. We are missing the little round round battery compartment that slides in near the lcd screen, could this be effecting it? It also is starting to chew the tape when you record.

  • rennayg123 Oct 28, 2008

    I have my power light flashing when I try to record and playback

    It does not turn off but it doesn't playback or record???

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It could be the common moisture sensor problem.
Take the base cover off by removing the 4 screws (3 on base - 1 under LCD). There will be two small copper contacts under this cover toward the top/middle. Either just blow on them or if that does not work clean them with alcohol spirit or similar, put the think back together and power up and that should do it - worked for me.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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When i try to record it dosent let mi and in the screen it shows a tape with a line through it. what do i do?


The tape with line through it indicates that there is some issue with tape/tape mechanism. I believe that the tape symbol is as follows:
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If the tape warning indicator flashes slowly, the reason may be.
  • The remaining tape becomes shorter than the length of five minutes recording.
  • No tape is inserted
  • The write protected tab on the cassette is set to LOCK(red).
If you're confirmed that the reason is not the first and second, it should be because of the write protected tab on the tape.
Don't worry, I will help you with that. Please see the below picture to view the LOCK slide switch:
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If the tape with line symbol flashes quickly, it indicates that the cassette has run out of tape.
If the issue persists, please follow the troubleshooting steps and check if that helps.
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  2. Reset the Camcorder by pressing the reset button behind the LCD panel using a sharp pointed object.
  3. Perform a power resetting
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    Move the POWER switch to the CAMERA position for 15 seconds.
    Move the POWER switch to the OFF position.
    Reconnect the AC power adapter or reinsert the battery pack.
    Turn on the camcorder.
    If the issue persists, service may be required.
    I hope performing the above steps should resolve the issue.
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ksmitheram,

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