Question about Canon GL1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
The selection switch to turn on the camcorder for camera/off/vcr does not work, the vcr is fully functional but the camera wont even turn on
Check to see if the stanby lever that surrounds the record switch on the back of the camera has inadvertently been put on standby. If this has happened, the VCR will work but not the camera. Move it off of lock to standby and it should crank right up.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
I didn't post this question, but I had the same problem. Thank you very much.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
With your camcorder powered ON, and set to VCR / playback, there should show on the screen (viewer) something indicating "Menu" or a "FN" (Function) option. Select "Menu" (or Function icon to lead to the Menu). Check through the Menu options to find "Mode", and find the option for Normal Recording or playback, as opposed to "Test Mode", or "Demonstration Mode".
If this does not solve the problem, try this: Turn the camera OFF, remove camera battery, re-install battery, turn camera ON and see if that Re-set the camera. If not, it might be resolved by manually resetting the time and date. Then go to the Menu again to set Mode to normal recording or playback.
If those do not correct the problem, there is no shame in calling the camera company to speak with Tech-services. That's what they are there for.
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