My camera was working fine, until all of a sudden I tried to turn it on and since that moment about a month and a half ago it won't turn on. I've recharged the batteries, plugged the camera straight into the wall, and still nothing. At the very least, I would like to take my tape out, because it's been stuck in there for a long time, so is there anything you can suggest?
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I have CCD-TRV57E and found camera would switch itself ON and could not turn off. Had switch replaced some years ago and is now fine. Also have a friend with same camera and had the same problem, also had switch replaced.
who bought this Kodak camera had the same problem!!!! i bought it.. then couple of months past..and would not turn on! I tried everything!! with my phone\'s charger it finally charged ..i let it charged for 3 hours then it still wouldn\'t turn on! :(
I had a problem like this -- tried plugging the camera in to the rear USB slots not the front ones and it worked fine.
I think that it doesn't like going via a USB hub, but wants a direct connection. All of the USB ports on my computer are connected direct to the motherboard (i.e. none are on PCI cards or anything), but looking at the hardware info for the computer, it looks like the motherboard has a few "direct" USB connections, and then an on-board hub which the front ports connect to. If your computers are the same, that would explain things. I'd suggest trying each USB port one at a time (turn the camera off before plugging in, and back on when in) and see if one of them works. Wouldn't hurt to power the camera from the mains at the time too.
I had the same problem. I fixed it by gently dropping the camcorder on the carpeted floor. I know it sounds silly, but it really works. I've had to do it twice, and it worked both times. I hope it works for you.
My mv830i developed this problem as I was going on my first training flight from Redhill Aerodrome and I was absolutely gutted! My moment of glory and the Canon refuses to accept the cassette. Had to resort to SD card recording. Did'nt get much footage using this method. Anyway on arriving home I sought out solutions from the Internet. I tried blowing any possible dirt from the cassette compartment but to no avail. Then I read about the 'drop it on the carpet' method. Instead of carpet, I tried an old shoe box. After about three attempts from nearly 1 metre - hey presto! It actually worked! The camera took the cassette and all was well again. How on earth this method of fixing was discovered is beyond me - but worked it did for me! Hope it does for you too.