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An older camera & an old problem (for me atleast) but I thought I'd toss this out here before I give up on the camcorder all together & send it off to the electronics recycler:
I've had this problem since the get-go. I never really thought much of it because I picked up a digital camera with video recording capability, but still, if I could fix the camcorder, I'd use the darn thing instead of it being a pretty silver paperweight with a hand strap.
My problem is exactly my subject line: it freezes up sporadically & the only way to fix the problem is to pop the battery door open & break the power contacts. The freezing does only occur while I'm trying to record; I've had no problems with picture taking.
I just tested it again last night (brand new batteries & SD card with plenty of available memory). It recorded fine when not touching it, but as soon as I started to test it by picking it up & zooming in on something, the whole thing shut down & I had to hit the power button to turn it on again.
Would it be worth taking it somewhere to get it fixed...?
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