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My Canon ZR500 problem

by UnseenHero / September 18, 2009 11:53 AM PDT

Ok well my father gave me a new Canon ZR500. But there was no charger for it. So i went on amazon and bought a new one. I waited it to charge completely. So now after months if finnaly got my battery charged but my camcorder wont turn on no matter what i do HELP?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 12:47 PM PDT
In reply to: My Canon ZR500 problem

Sounds like a warranty issue. Find the receipt and such then call it in.

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No receipt?
by UnseenHero / September 18, 2009 12:48 PM PDT
In reply to: New.

Its kinda old and there is no receipt i think 0.0

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 12:56 PM PDT
In reply to: No receipt?

I read it was new. If it's an old camcorder now you have to decide if it's worth getting repaired. In closing, look on google for a MANUAL. See if there is any "Reset" feature to try.

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by UnseenHero / September 18, 2009 1:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

Whilst it is new i meant old liek it was hiding in my basement somewhere because my dad missplaced it. So it was never used and still has never been used:)

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What needs to be said.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 1:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

It doesn't matter that it was never used. Parts like electrolytic capacitors, batteries (many camcorders had 2!) and such still degrade with time. Please don't call old gear new or else members may just reply to take it back or deal with the warranty.

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didnt i say?
by UnseenHero / September 18, 2009 1:27 PM PDT
In reply to: What needs to be said.

Ddint i say it was old?

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No you didn't.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 1:34 PM PDT
In reply to: didnt i say?

Your first post called it new. I took your word for it.

Now that's out of the way I have offered 2 do-it-yourself ideas.

1. The other battery. Many camcorders had 2.
2. The reset. You find the manual and see if yours has such.

After that you get an estimate for repairs.

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by UnseenHero / September 18, 2009 1:46 PM PDT
In reply to: No you didn't.

My fault i didnt see first post Sorry.
Ok well when i got my camcorder i only got one but i bought a new one from amazon thats 4hours (supposedly) and that doesnt work so of course ill be looking for reset if there is one 0.0

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