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Vp-dc161 my samsung 161 shows a message which the manual says shutter is not closed when it clearly is, sometimes it will open when access button lights up mostly not. Because of this obviously i cant record or watch anything can you help? does the slim round lithium battery control this function do i need a new one had camera 1 year thankyou

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  • lavian Jun 29, 2008

    i have a vp-dc161,i close cover and the symbol which says cover is opened is on the screen. Cover is def.shut but still not registering it as closed,subsequently i can't record or watch previous recordings.Did what i was advised to do i:e take out all batteries for 24 hrs.still the same today,can anyone have other solutions thanks ian

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Open the door, remove the tape, using a small flashlight, look at the edging in the opening where the door may activate a normally open pin switch, much like a washing machine door, etc. If you don't see one, use your hands or a screwdriver to carefully force the latch into the closed position. Does the door open light still remain on? If it does, put pressure against the latch and see if the extra pressure doesn't make the light go off. If there is a sensing switch you noticed close that too. What are the results?

Next to try, insert the tape and close the door. Apply pressure to the door with your hand to close it more firmly. Does the light go out now?

If the answer is always no, the wiring, perhaps on a PCB board is failing and the sensing circuit has failed too probably from an alignment error or burned out sensor. So check that components in the compartment that they are looking normal and nothing is loose, retaining screws etc.

If all this fails, you will have to have it serviced by qualified personnel. Sorry this has happened to you. There would be no other answer but to have a tech work on your camera. Any item that has mechanical components can get out of alignment, especially these camcorders.

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Hi,

Your post/query re the coin size Lithium battery; said battery is meant to provide back-up power for internal settings, memory, day/date/time and other information the camera was configured to retain even when the main battery is off and/or the AC adapter is not used.

In addition to the removal of the main battery pack and the AC adapter, may I suggest removing said con size battery likewise. This should revert most of the settings to factory default including the day/date/time. Likewise hopefully, the system circuitry would likewise reset itself. Give it a few hours to dissipate whatever stored electricity it may have. Thereafter, you can try and replace the Lithium battery should you think it is warranted. The normal voltage is 3.0 volts for the Lithium battery.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Try a reset:Remove batteries, unplug from Ac source, wait about 10 minutes, and replug. If the issue still occurs, its most likley an issue with the circuitry, for which you will need to contact an authorised service center..

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First removed the battery at least 24hours, to reset and remove the remaining power on the unit.. then put it back again the batt.

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