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Re: camcorder won't focus
I hope I can offer a simple solution. If it doesn't work, then I'll I have to ask a few more questions.
I know the GL has many buttons and settings and it can be confusing to keep an eye on all of them. Perhaps the camera was changed accidentally to manual focus? Can you check to see it is set to auto focus.
If that isn't the case. When you say you can't focus, do you mean when you try to manually focus it, nothing happens?
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The problem that you are
experiencing with your Canon GL2 camcorder is a broken battery release. The repair
cost for this repair is $186.00 parts and labor. This also includes cleaning
We also offer a 6 month
guarantee on the entire camcorder, not just what it was sent in for. The
estimate and the return shipping are free even if you do not have the camcorder
repaired. Please feel free to call, email or post any questions you have and I
would be happy to respond.
This happens when the internal focus lens is off track, usually caused by impact and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repairedby a qualified service technician. My name is Rick and I’m a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I’m semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs. If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com .
I think I had that same problem. I had to send it in to have the ribbon cable replaced to the flip out screen. I am trying to find the company I sent it to. Mine needs a tune up again. I don't think it was cheap but it was cheaper than replacing the camera.
I am one of the lead technicians at VideoOneRepair.com. We are a repair shop that specializes in only Sony and Canon Prosumer camcorders.
problem that you are experiencing is a common complaint on the Canon
Gl2 camcorder. There are two different common parts that can cause zoom
problems. One is that the zoom control on the side grip goes faulty and
will need to be replaced ,this repair parts and labor is $195. The
second problem is a bad flex PCB and this repair parts and labor is
306. Both of these repairs include cleaning and servicing. The return
shipping is free. We also grantee the entire camcorder for 6 months
parts and labor.
If you have any other questions please feel free to call, email or post you questions here.