If the camera turns on but will not record or play, follow the steps below to troubleshoot the issue.
- Ensure a tape has been inserted into the camera.
- Verify that the camera is switched to the correct mode.
- Select the CAMERA mode for recording.
- Select the VTR or PLAY mode to playback a tape.
- Try to play or record.
- If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
If the issue is still unresolved after performing the reset, service may be required. Go to Product Repair.