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I 've had my canon vixia hf100 for about 2 years and it starts to malfunction during video recording. when the machine is cold, meaning it has not been used for a while, i can start and record video for couple of minutes. then the buttons would stop to respond. this usually happens when i just finishes a clip. the machine acts as if it is busy working on something. the red recording button does not respond to recording commands. even the power off button does not work. the only thing i can do is to remove the battery and restart. then it would say can't read disk. i am try to understand if it is a circuit board problem or a firmware problem which could be fixed by upgrading the firmware. if it is a hardware issue is it worth the effort to fix it.

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SOURCE: I have a Vixia HF100 camcorder with blank display

The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the camera body. This will require disassembling the camera and LCD unit to repair and can be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and should be done by a qualified service technician. below is a link to a repair facility which will be able to help you should you need it.

www.discountcamerarepair.com

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Now, easy tutorial for you to convert Canon VIXIA video to Mac OS step by step.

Step One: Import Canon VIXIA HF Video to Mac AVCHD Converter
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Step Three: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to Mac
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I 've had my canon vixia hf100 for about 2 years and it starts to malfunction during video recording. when the machine is cold, meaning it has not been used for a while, i can start and record video for...


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If it's a hardware issue then deciding whether it would be "worth" fixing or not is more up to your preferences and pocketbook than any other consideration really. If the firmware upgrade doesn't fix the issue then I'd get an estimate on doing a hardware fix. You can decide from there whether to just get a new camera or fix the one you have.

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