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The camcorder records just fine. however, I can not get it into playback mode so i can download the video. Looks like the switch may be broked or something. Anyone know a trick to get the video downloaded? Once I get the video off I may open it up and see if i can figure out what is wrong with the swtich. Unless anyone has a answer for that also.

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The switch assembly is most likely the problem and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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