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Power Turns off

The power stays on with battery or a/c power for five minutes. When I put the tape in the recorder sets the tape and turnes the power off. Why?

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  • pray247 Nov 16, 2007

    My camcorder will play back fine, but when switched to record mode, it shuts down after just a few seconds. I have tried using both the battery and the AC adapter for power sources so I do not think that has anything to do with it.



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You have a bad sensor pack. now this is a nice camcorder but you have to weigh cost of repair vs cost of replacement i could fix it for about 75 bucks i have the part's in stock but shipping both way's could run about 50 buck's times 2 i.e. insured-packing. if interested e-mail me at [email protected]

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