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Canon DC100 Not working

by rocky02184 / August 28, 2009 10:04 AM PDT

I have a canon DC100 that will only record for a few seconds and then shut right down. I can't find anything in the manual about this and was wondering if anyone could help me with this. It worked fine for about 4-5 DVD's and that is it.

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How old is that battery.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2009 11:19 PM PDT

Your problem sounds like a failing camcorder battery. Try this. Charge it up for a few hours and try to play an old DVD on it. Does it play fine for say 15 minutes?

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batteries are working
by rocky02184 / August 30, 2009 4:18 AM PDT

The batteries are working it keeps telling me "cannot record check the disc" I have gone through 5 different dics with three different brands and all the same. The only time I get a recording for more than a minute is when the camera is first turned on. After a short burst of recording everything shuts down.
I am just lost at this point.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2009 9:51 AM PDT
In reply to: batteries are working

Clean the dvd lens. Someone could have touched it so get it cleaned. I'll stop here as cleaning instructions are all over the web.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2009 9:53 AM PDT

From what I read Canons use DVD-R (D V D MINUS R) media. For testing I use DVD-R/W so I can erase it a few hundred times when testing.

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