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Camera will not turn off/and no buttons are working...

I have had two of these cameras for about a year now. One is working fine, however the second is not turning off. When I pull the battery and power the camera back up the Everio screen loads then it goes straight to a black screen. I can see there is power going to the mini LCD screen but nothing is displayed. Then when I try and power down the camera does not turn off. I have to pull the battery to get it to shut down. The light is also stuck on and I am unable to connect it to my computer to offload any videos I ahve currently stored.

Things I have tried, I have tested the camera using another battery, I have ran the camera with no batter using only the charger cord. I have connected it to my computer and it will not prompt to connect the divice. If anyone has any ideas please let me know, the files I have on this camera are important to some of the kids at the school I work at. They are needed of the end of scool projects the students are working on.

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  • McGribble Jun 03, 2008

    it did in fact do it after i deleted footage... I will give it a try. Thanks...

  • McGribble Jun 04, 2008

    That is the craziest thing ever...



    I let it sat like you said and saw, out of the corner of my eye about an hour or so later the screen doing something. Sure enough I turned it off and back on and it asked to recover and repair and now it is back up and running. Thanks so much for the help...

  • dragonkid463 Jul 10, 2008

    I'm having this exact same issue. I'm now trying the solution that has been offered to see if that helps fix this.

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Hello, i had the same problem with mine recently. did this by any chance hapen after you had been deleting footage ? i let mine sit on with the black screen for a a hour or so and it came back on and just had to repair the managment file. hope it all gets sorted out, hope i helped.

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