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I have a SONY mini handycam model DCR-HC52 with 40x optical zoom. It has been working fine until a few days ago. When I insert a new tape the tape holder will not close. You can push the tape sideways into the carrier but the carrier will not descend into the camera. The lcd screen tells me to reconnect the power source. I have tried the camera with the charger cord plugged in and with a fully charged battery with the same results. The minimum repair cost from Sony is over $200 which is over hal


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The problem you have mentioned is caused by condensation error. In other words when the camcorder is moved from a high humidity area to low humidity are and vice versa , the camcorder goes into condensation mode. TO resolve this problem, leave the camcorder turned on for one hour and it will clear by itself. Blowing on it with a hair drier may also help if leaving it on does not work. If it still has the problem then let me know and we will try other possible solutions.
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