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"no disc" on screen with disc inserted correctly

I insert a TDK DVD-RW, turn on the vcam, press record button, and "no disc" appears on the screen. What can I do to allow the sensor to 'sense' that a cd is present???

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  • kweku88 Apr 25, 2008

    I insert a TDK DVD-RW, turn on the vcam, press record button, and "no
    disc" appears on the screen. What can I do to allow the sensor to
    'sense' that a cd is present?



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Remove battery to decharge internal capacitors for 8 hours
ought bring any software hiccup back to normal
also there might be a "reset hole' access with a pin somewhere on camcorder, try depressing

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Dear Kweku88,
Please check your camera with another mini-DVD. actually camera detects dvd with its dvd-lens. there is no other sensor to sense dvd inside.

Posted on May 26, 2008


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