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Experience:  Over 25 years experience in the field of electronics repair, TV, VCR and computer repair.
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I have an AIPTEK FULL HD camcorder, haven't used it months.

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I have an AIPTEK FULL HD camcorder, haven't used it for 3 months. But yesterday when Iused it for video puspose, it did not automatically turn on (no images on screen). So I turnon the power on the side (press it for a few seconds), it turns on. But just when I release my finger, it turns off right away. (It does not turn on as indicated in manual and it doesnot keep ON when I let it go w/o my finger pressing it) What is the problem?L T *******************
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is***** look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem. I want to warn you that it is possible you will need to replace a part in order to fix this. There are a few different things that can cause this and a couple different parts so we would need to troubleshoot to find out for sure. Which model is this? I see both a 720p and a 1080p model listed as Full HD.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The model is FULL HD 1920x1080. What else do you want to know?
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.
Have you tried a different charger or battery yet? How old is it?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think the battery is fully charged. We bought it three years ago.
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.
Have you tried a different battery or charger yet? It can look fully charged and look like it is charging even if one of these 2 is bad.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you mean another battery or charger i have to buy? (i don't get it or i don't have other than i have had)
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.
You can test with a different battery, a different charger, or use a multimeter to test the ones you have right now. As I mentioned in my first reply to you it is very possible you will need to replace a part.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have charged the battery using another charger; its green light is ON. Then I checked the battery using my test kits,
it shows 4.1V which exceeds the specified 3.7V.. All indicate a good battery but the problem still remains. (I just did it
not long ago) If as you said, it needs a part replaced, please tell me which part and where to buy?
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.
If the battery and charger both look ok you would need to replace the board with the battery contacts on it. They are normally not sold separately so to get it you normally need to find the same camera used on eBay with a different problem and switch them out. If you have any questions at all click on reply to expert and let me know. If not please don’t forget to leave a positive rating for my help - it is greatly appreciated. Please note you are rating me only not this site or your Camera.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In fact you did not tell me exactly which part of my camcorder is having the problem (other than the board which contains the battery; to me that's the whole camera body). But you suggested me to go on eBay to find another same type of camcorder; which I did, however I cannot find one like mine. It ends up I bought another similar type of one. So thank you but not that much
help. (I can buy one anytime)
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.
It is not the camera body it is one specific circuit board inside the camera that is not sold separately from the camera. Buying the same model broken with a different problem is the ONLY way to get the part since it is not sold separately. From what you have told me that board has failed and the only way to fix that is replace the board. If you have any questions at all click on reply to expert and let me know. If not please don’t forget to leave a positive rating for my help - it is greatly appreciated. Please note you are rating me only not this site or your Camera.
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Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi different expert here.

Is the problem ONLY that the unit will remain on while the button is pressed and ONLY shuts off if you release it?

Thanks

Tech Mike

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You are right.
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi thanks for your patience!

This is one that simply needs a professional tune up.

It is doing exactly what it would if that were the case and the unit hasn't been abused. Sears can do this for you or just about any local home audio shop local to you can make this fix, as well as Best Buy. Best Buy and Sears both will send it out for the fix;-) But they are very good and both are fair priced.

I would have this one repaired its a good unit and the cost should be prohibitive;-)

I hope this helps.

Have a great Sunday and if you have any further questions please ask me.

Don't forget to rate, once you do, you still will have access to me until this is fixed.

Thank you

Tech Michael

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