The Jazz HDV178 is a sleek, point-and-shoot handheld camcorder with a 10 megapixel video resolution and 11 megapixel still picture capabilities.

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Why won't it power off when I close the screen?

My unit charges and when I swing the screen open it powers up and records fine but it won't power off when I close the screen like it normally did. If I take the battery out I can restart the process but if I forget it naturally drains down. I use it onboard to record our racecar so sometimes we get busy. I'm thinking a switch or sensor needs cleaning but nervous about taking it apart.

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Fixed! I sprayed the hinge area with electric contact cleaner, moved the screen through its range of motion a few times and problem resolved.

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