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ERROR MESSAGE: E61:00

This error mesage is coming up more an more often and you cannot record because the lens will not properly focus on an object or landscape. I used to be able to pull the battery out...wait a few minutes... reinstall the battery and it would work properly for months - now it will not. Any suggestions?

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  • misqcollins0 Nov 17, 2008

    One night it worked just fine, then the next day after sitting in the cold card for a few hours it suddenly lost its focus & flashed error msg E61:00. It appears to be acting as a super zoom & cannot zoom out enough to correctly/effectively view anything :*(( I tried that 'blow in' suggestion below, but didn't work @ all for me. PLEASE HELP!!

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I borrowed my friend's video camera and this message came up on the third day of our vacation. I started freaking out. I came here for solutions. I tried gently smacking it, but the error code still came up. We fixed it though. All you have to do is open the door to where the tape goes in, and blow in it. When you do this, the error code goes away and a new message comes up. Something about moisture in it. Take the battery out now. Put it back in afetr half an hour and the thing will work perfectly.

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