Its been 4 years since using this camera but I find after charing battery the unit does not film. I can take photos, but not film.This is true whether or not I use the "record button" or the "start/stop" display below the screen. Also, there is material on the disk but it does not display. Any thought on how to get the unit to read the HD?
Have you tried recording to an SDHC card to see if that will work? It is also possible that after 4 years the battery will not hold a sufficient charge to enable recording to the hard disc. Another thing to try is running the camera from the power adapter.
Not knowing this camcorder I can only guess. As you can take and I assume, playback photos it would indicate that the HD is working. Is there a setting you have missed which enables either video or pictures to be taken, but not both at the same time?