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Old January 16th, 2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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My XH A1 has been at rest for 5-6 months.

Today when I switched it on, the power and the blue HDV blink continuously, and the rest of the camcorder is dead. Viewfinder and LCD display do not function. Only the eject tape tray seems to be functioning.

I checked the lock buttons, put in 3 different batteries, connected the camcorder to mains power...

The manual has no kind of information in the troubleshooting section.

Anyone ever came across such a malfunction?
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Old January 16th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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Try a reset using the button on the top. You'll lose all your preset settings, so if you want to reinstall them, write out a list of them first.

Check your manual beforehand and connect up the A/C power.

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Old January 17th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #3
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Used the reset hole. Still same symptoms. I think resets, just resets the various options to factory defaults.

I used various batteries, and connected to A/C mains. Still same symptoms :(
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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #4
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Plug into AC power and put the camera switch to OFF. Wait at least 24 hours before turning it back on.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #5
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Do you think it's a problem with the rechargeable battery inside the camera to save user settings?

Is this easily changeable?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #6
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The internal lithium battery will go completely dead if the camcorder is not used for an extended time. I don't know if replacement is a do-it-yourself operation.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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Do you think it's a problem with the rechargeable battery inside the camera to save user settings?

Is this easily changeable?
BJ .. when you power your A1 with your local mains AC, it overrides the internal lithium battery and the cam should instantly power up
and operate as normal.

As Mark posted .. leaving it powered off but on AC for 24hrs, fully charges that internal battery to retain your user settings.

Every time you run your cam on its supplied battery, it's also re-charging that internal battery, that's the way it's designed.
I don't think it's a problem with your internal battery, I've never heard of it and changing that battery is not a user function.
But if all else fails leave the cam on AC for 24hrs and see, you've got nothing to lose.

Did you buy the A1 pre-loved in Malta, if new does it still have any warranty left?

Unfortunately it looks like a trip to the shop coming up. Good luck.

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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #8
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BJ I hope this doesn't offend but ..

the above is enough to make a Maltese cross.

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Old December 3rd, 2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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Re: blinking BLUE HDV

Hi B J Adams! Have you solved your problem with the HDV Blue blinking? I have the same problem with my XHA1. Please escuse my english.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #10
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Unfortunately I never solved the problem :(

The camera is still mulfunctioning with the blinking blue LED
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Old March 21st, 2013, 09:40 PM   #11
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Why have not repaired the machine? I found a service here that told me he would fix the machine, but it needs to acquire the service manual for this camera. Here where I live there is no authorized service canon. If I send the camera to the USA is very expensive repair.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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I'm a tech and would love to point you guys in the right direction. I just posted on a similar thread. My questions are, does it power up and VCR mode? If yes, you have issues with either the camera circuits or the lens. If it has the same problems with VCR mode or camera modes then I would say you could be looking at issues on the main board. Let me know if you guys have any questions about this and I will be happy to help you.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 04:01 PM   #13
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After all these years....

The camera is still mulfunctioning! Doing a search, I found many other reports with the same problem. I think that was a common mulfunction with this camera model. Damn you Canon, all that money down the drain :(
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Old August 4th, 2016, 04:20 PM   #14
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So your camera has not worked the past 4,5 years, are you going to let us know in another 4 years if the blue light is still blinking? :)
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Old August 4th, 2016, 05:03 PM   #15
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I never give up!
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