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Rca prov712 camcorder operates when plugged into home outlet. when trying the battery it will not even turn on. battery has been on charge for 24 hours at least. is there a way to check the battery? does there have to be a tape inserted for it to work? davidfelker@yahoo.com

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maybe I would buy your camera,
yes as far as I know hi8 and 8mm are completely different cameras,
where are you and how much for the camera?

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Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Can't find an audio vider cable for my RCA Prov712

I found it on-line but thank you for your reply. ANgie

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IMPORTANT: If model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product. Manuals are available online in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony eSupport Web site.

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