Question about Canon MV500i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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NO CARD or in card position

Message error: no card

and the camera is completely locked

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  • lisasa Feb 25, 2009

    the problem is that my camera is a model without card!!!!! You don't understand my problem!!!!

  • lisasa Feb 26, 2009

    I don't have a card in the unit.... a card doesn't exist in this model

  • lisasa Feb 27, 2009

    I have tried to remove battery pack but nothing is changed..... other ideas?

  • lisasa Feb 27, 2009

    I don' t understand well.... try to explain me exactly how I do

  • lisasa Feb 27, 2009

    I don't know well this web site.... I apologize you



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The camcorder is looking for a card. Do you have a card in the unit?

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    Rob Feb 25, 2009

    I'm trying to help you. Why would you scream at me and rate my answer inapropriate?

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    Rob Feb 26, 2009

    Ok, My name is Rob and I would like to help you if you'll let me.

    Do you still have the manual that came with your camera? I checked it and it says, "sometimes random interference can cause an interruption in the camera's microprocessor, and cause random messages to appear on the screen, and if that happens to turn it off, remove the battery pack and put it back in." Then turn the camera back on. Have you tried that? Let me know with a comment.


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    Rob Feb 27, 2009

    Lets try plugging the A/C adapter to a wall outlet and turning it on. Do you still get the same message?

  • Rob
    Rob Feb 27, 2009

    Ok, normally you can operate the camera by either batteries, or by plugging it in to the wall and using your house electricity. Do you have the cord that plugs into the wall? Try it and see if you still get the error message.

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    Rob Feb 27, 2009

    Will you do me a favor and not rate me inappropriate. At least a help since I'm trying. Thanks.




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