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Viewfinder problem new camcorder switches on can hear volume but no picture comes up on screen also cannot see through viewfinder any ideas?

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Re: viewfinder problem

4 letters: RTFM what camcorder? model? did you record anthing on the tape? did you open the lid? may god be with you

Posted on Feb 26, 2006

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