Ok, so I think there's a problem with our camcorder. We just got it so we're a little upset. What it does is this, when it's in the off position it will act as if it's trying to turn on, then on the LCD there will be a film reel icon with a right arrow pointing to a circle icon. At the same time, the lens cover will open and shut.
Now, it does it most of the time but now it's not. I'm not sure if it's messed up or if maybe it was some kind of signal that the battery wasn't charged fully. I haven't been able to really find any info on the web and Sony said to send it in for repairs. The only problem is that I bought it off of Ebay and the seller doesn't have the receipt, which is mandatory for repairs under warranty.
I'm just trying to find out if the camcorder is actually fine before I get a refund from the lady.
Re: Sony HDR-SR10
Have you checked the owners manual? Have you tried contacting Sony's customer support?