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I have an old CCD F455E we have been trying to record on digital

I have an old CCD F455E we have been trying to record on a digital recorder but with out a tape in it, it keeps turning off after a few minutes . Can you help solve this problem.


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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.

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Take the tape out. The Camera should stay on.

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All of a sudden no picture appears on the screen when recording or playing back. It will play old tapes that have been recorded, but won't record any new pictures, just sound. Did I press something? It worked a month ago and hasn't been used since.

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i think that you need an I-link cable... i spoke with tech support. your computer may not have an i-link input however. if you had any success please advise me too! thanks!

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Hi there. You need to transfer your videos to your computer and then burn them to DVD using a program like Record Now, or Nero. You should be able to get this from Best Buy, or you can get it online from their websites. If you have any other questions, let me know with a comment. Thanks for coming to FixYa.

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