20 Most Recent Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

Have you tried Hare Krishna?

Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Sep 10, 2018

Fixya does not provide a repair service - contact your local service centre.
BTW, next Thursday is May 4th, not the 18th of anything.

Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Apr 30, 2017

Just fixed this problem. It is one of the three main fuses that have blown out. This is not supposed to be consumer accessible or fixable, but I did it.
Open up the camera case using the 5 allen head screws disconnect the top ribbon cable going to the playback buttons on the handle. on the main board (behind the tape deck) are 3 tiny square black fuses The top fuse FU3201 is the VTR The middle fuse FU3200 is the Motor The bottom fuse FU3202 is the Camera/Lense
The bottom fuse was my culprit. I found a tiny piece of copper and bent it into a U shape and slipped it over the fuse so that it touched the metal terminals on both sides and bypassed the fuse. This fixed the problem.
Haven't used the camera extensively since, but shoot about 10 hrs a week with 2 xl1's and will post if anything happens.
Here is a diagram from the Canon XL1 Service Manual: http://www.coycypert.net/files/xl1.png
Here is the service manual download link: http://www.coycypert.net/files/CANON%20DM-XL1.pdf

Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Feb 06, 2015

You can order one directly from the Canon Service Center.

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Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

Chances are there is a lose connection to the audio jack. Do it do this when the camera is on a tripod or flat, sturdy surface with no movement? If you are adventurous enough you could find a repair manual online and attempt to open the area where the audio/mic inputs are and check the connectons there. if that's not the issue then it could be in the audio circuts and require professional repair.

You also might try an audio input through the audio line in or aux audio input and see if that stops it.

Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

If the lock feature isn't stopping it from engaging then there's a problem with the microswitch the resides behind the button or something to do with the camera's electronics.

If removing the battery for at least 60 minutes and any date/time battery the camera may use for just as long doesn't reset the camera your only option might be to send it in to Canon for service. The good news is Canon is usually very fast in their repairs.

Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

check continuity on all 7 mini fuses

Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Nov 17, 2014

Amazon sell head cleaners, cheap enough.

Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Oct 16, 2014

Hello my name is Sheryl from Video One Repair, give us a call and we can help. 888-283-2228


Canon XL1S Mini... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014

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