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Sony DCR-PC100 Camcorder

I can't turn on my camera anymore. The batteries won't even charge and the camera won't run on AC power. Also the zoom lense inside rocks back and forth when I move the camera. Both problems occured at the same time. Any help? Thanks a lot.

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Re: Sony DCR-PC100 Camcorder

Sounds like it was dropped. Repair often exceeds replacement cost...

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