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Power turns itself off

Whether it is on battery or mains, the camera turns itself off and on. Ive had the camera 9 months, it worked fine unil 2 days ago (that's when it started doing that, only occasionally at first, but getting worse). Thanks for your help.

My email address is jbayonas@yahoo.com

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    Hi, My camera also turns itself off and on all by itself. I doubt is it any setting, because I've seen it cycle off then on up to 20 times all by itself with less than 5 seconds apart. What is wierd is that it works fine for about 20 minutes then begins to do that.

    just to prove my point, i even filmed it doing this with another camera so I can show a tech - because the camera will work fine when I show it to one for sure!

    on another note, my camera also is not recognized by my computer. I've tried different cables, computers and nothing, and I think the two issues might be related. I've seen some internet postings about how the camera iLink input board can burn out if not connected properly to the computer. Well, this cycling off and on was happening when I was trying to capture as well.


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Carefuly check for your model if there is an auto power off feature! Many of these devices have this for battery power savings. Some of these models can be set to as little as 1 minute up to several hours.

If there is an actual defect, you will have to send the camera to the manufacture rep for service if it is not a set up in the menu for auto power off. The power supply may be at fault, or some component on one of the boards is changing spec and is causing a safety shutdown.

Most of the repairs in your camera are done by module and board change. There are some factory procedures for performing specific setups that the average service center cannot perform.

Get an estimate before accepting repairs. In many cases with home video equipment that is out of warranty, they are not worth servicing.

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