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Old November 7th, 2002, 12:02 AM   #1
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what to look out for when buying used xl1s?

Hiya,

I did a search but couldn't find exact info on this.

I have found in the paper a person selling an xl1s, it is a good price, not unbelievable but still not bad.

I am going to look at this camera in person tommorow, all i know from the phone call is that it was purchased in my city, is under a year old and is 'as new'. But i dont trust anybody.

When i am inspecting the camera, what should i look out for as a big no no?

Is there a way at all in the menu to bring up the hours it has been used like in a sony?

Anyways,

Thanx for the help

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Old November 7th, 2002, 12:58 AM   #2
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<< Is there a way at all in the menu to bring up the hours it has been used like in a sony? >>

Yes, but only by a Canon service technician. Upon buying any used camcorder, your very first step should be to send it in to factory service for a check-up and cleaning.
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Old November 7th, 2002, 01:01 AM   #3
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Chris,

You think if it is still covered by warrenty i should take it directly in for the warrenty to be extended?

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Old November 7th, 2002, 02:32 AM   #4
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You'll have to contact Canon Aus; I'm not sure how it works down under.
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Old November 7th, 2002, 02:33 AM   #5
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Kewl thanx chris,

Is there any kinda physical problem that is apparent and exclusive to this model to look for, like you know when some models of cars have a problem with a leak in spots u look for them when buying one used.

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