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I cannot get it, to turn on, battery is charged! And I did not drop it

The battery is charged, tried a different one that came with it and still nothing will turn on! Please help I have to return it back to the libray tomorrow!

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  • shapenbunny Oct 05, 2008

    went to turn on camera. wouldnt come on, even with battery charged completely. no help from hitachi at all

  • ME1972 Oct 11, 2008

    Mine cant be turned on even though i have fully charged battery or either use power outlet. It happened right after we tried to download the videos to our failed to down load as the PC didnt recognize any hardware when we connected it via USB. Please help...

  • hamsub Nov 05, 2008

    I have the DZ-HS500SW. I am experiencing the same problem can anyone help?

  • shapenbunny Dec 18, 2008

    have the same problem with my camcorder. called hitachi and they told me to ship it to Atlanta,Ga and have them take a look and maybe they can see what is wrong. I live in sw florida and there is no one who will look at it to see what the problem is

  • wmhogg Dec 26, 2008

    I had just finished downloading the video to my PC, and never interrupted the power or the download process.

    Turned camera off and came back later, and would not power on, either with the battery fully charged, or the AC adapter.



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Yh i my mum is having the same problem the battery is fully charged but there just aint nothing happenin

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