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File failed message

I just bought this camcorder from Amazon. "File failed" appears within seconds when trying to record. Then the camera acts like it has locked up. The mode button is not functional after I try to record. I have to take the battery out so the camera will reset. Any ideas about what may be causing this?

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  • ryburnc Aug 12, 2008

    I found that I had a bad memory card, although it was new. I changed the card and the camera works great.

  • shawnw116 Jan 10, 2009

    "File Failed" message after approximantly 40-60secs of recording. This ONLY happens when I am recording onto a memory card. It has not happened when I was recording to internal memory. I suspect it is a bad memory card. Brand:Dane-Elec

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I found that I had a bad memory card, although it was new. I changed the card and the camera works great.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

I found that I had a bad, although brand new, memory card. I changed the card and the camera works perfectly.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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The same thing happens to me when I try to record thru the "A/V in jack". It appears (my first thought) that the camera is trying to record to the internal drive and it runs out of memory really quick. But then, when I play it back, (the small 15 seconds or so) the audio and video are not sync'd. Most of the time at least. Very inconsistent. It also locked up and froze for me too. I had to remove the battery to reset it. Once or twice it recorded normal, (once when I reset the default settings and another time just out of the blue) - I thought I had it solved but it went back to "File Failed" after about 17-20 seconds of recording on the next record session.

I have the thing packed up ready to take back, but am looking for a solution so I can keep it..

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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