Question about Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder
Power adapter and battery do not fail at once and the adapter is already good. The problem is neither of these.
The power adapter should have been tested using a multimeter (see Multimeter)
If the adapter was good it would have read +_0.5V from the value in specification.
The camcorder is supposed to start with the adapter connected even if the battery is drained or if there is no battery. The battery is not the problem preventing the camcorder to start.
The problem is internal. The most common occurrence is a faulty printed circuit board. A short or a broken contact in the power ribbon cable are less common, but will give the same symptoms.
The camcorder must be disassembled and tested to find the problem.
If the unit is over one year old you can ask an online quote using this link:Repair.
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
Hi, whenever a camera is completely dead, and it isn't the batteries and it isn't the AC adapter, then most often we find that the charging and conditioning power circuit, has gone faulty, this can happen for any number of reasons.There is simply NO WAY to DIY a sophisticated device such as this without considerable support, spare parts, and a service manual.
I'm my professional opinion the absolutely best thing to do, is to contact Canon,, either the head or a local office, and ask them for a referral to an Authorised servicing center. Either take it to them or ask for a service call. Now when in contact, ask for a "Quote" for the repair before allowing any repair work to be undertaken. This way you can then make an informed decision as to what to do, repair or replace. (Often clients prefer to put any large amounts of monies, that would have been outlaid on any repairs, towards a new/used modern set, with a warranty)
One thing to try is a brand NEW battery, if this rectifies the matter, then all good, ensure you charge it up correctly. Otherwise, well.. see above.
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
If the camera shows no signs of life at all, then its definitely an issue with the battery adapter. I am positive that a replacement adapter will resolve the problem. It costs about 20$
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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