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Can't turn on my HD 20 Sony handy cam. Power is working - charging battery but neither battery alone or the ac charger can activate the recorder in either Camera or Play mode. Please help me turn this on!

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This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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