I have a GR-D370EK miniDV camcorder. I have not used it for a while, and not really used it much when I did. I got it out of the drawer yesterday to try it, as I was thinking of taking it on a trip with me as it was a handy little camera !!! In playback mode it seems to work fine, but I cannot get it to record. With a brand new blank tape inserted, with write protect off, nothing happens when I press the start/stop button. The remaining time indicator on the preview screen is flashing. I did ask a couple of companies about the cost to send in for inspection and repair, and it's not worth me putting that money into it. However, I'd still like to fix it if I can. Does anyone have any ideas, could it be that the start stop button is defective ?