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No power Despite having charged the batteries and trying mains power there is no life at all in the camcorder. I have cleaned the contacts and replaced the backup battery (CR1616).It worked perfectly OK in both record and playback at Christmas. Urgent help required please going on holiday soon. Chutney

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Not much else you can do but take it to a service center,and borrow a cam

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