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Canon MV700 Mini DV Digital...

When trying to record anything only sound will record no picture looks like lens cover on but is,nt everything else works ok previus recordings will play back as normal.

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  • kathryn fox Apr 03, 2006

    how do i resolve this problem is there a easy fix ?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    Cannon NTSC ZR65 MC.

    suddenly the when you switch it on it's as if the lens cap is still on only with a few shaky lines also, but as with jayjay's, previous recordings can be veiwed fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Have same problem please help

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    • its dark as if the lens is still on the camera

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    I have either the same problem or a similar one.  My ZR 85 will play back tapes on my viewer screen, but when I attempt to record, nothing shows up on the screen or through the view lenz although the sound is there.

  • ssumbrella Jun 02, 2008

    I have a JVC GR-D33U. I am experiencing the same problem. I can play back previously recorded material. The machine functions properly (all the icons, date and time on the LCD), except for the fact that it seems as though the lens cap is still on when it is not. I get a black field where there should be an image. I tried the tapping... to no avail.

  • blm1968 Jun 15, 2008

    I have a JVC GR-D71 and am having the same problem.



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NAAAA all of my years I have never had a ccd open up where you got no picture at all!! Most of the times its a small line or discoloration or a pixle or a group of pixles out. The most common problems with a camcorder that has no picture on the camera is a stuck shutter or iris. you can turn on the camcorder and tap on the lens around the middle and sometimes it will open up. now if this fails then you have failed capacitors in the camera section and most of the time it dosent pay to repair as the entire board has toi be replaced. sorry windman sorry silly girl.

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    Larry Dillon May 12, 2006

    Yes silly girl But have you seen the fault??? its not like a compltely black picture as Iv'e seen it as a matter of fact my fuji film piece of $%^%$ camera went out after 2 months and when imsent it in they said sorry its been damaged and i never damaged it so i took it back to walmart for an exchange!!It has shadows all around a darkened image and some brighter pictures were differant colors shades then what they should have been. Sounds familuar dosent it??? OH well thats life in the big city!!


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Could be a faulty ccd, jvc are repairing them free of charge

This will help some with jvc cameras, I have the same problem with a jvc gz-mg57, buts thats not listed as having the fault, but has the same probelm!

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If its really a CCD like the previous post suggested(very possible), then you won't be able to do this yourself, unless you're really handy with these things, and can manage getting your hand on a replacement CCD(bog knows how you fix them if at all;) Good luck!

Posted on May 10, 2006

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    yoav kleinfeld May 10, 2006

    no sweat techman, you daman ;]

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    yoav kleinfeld May 11, 2006

    just an example of a CCD turning all black: "Fuji Photo Film USA has announced a service advisory notice for four of its digital cameras. The FinePix S2 Pro Digital, FinePix A303, F410 and F700 may all develop a problem with the CCD sensor, which leads to captured images that appear completely black(!), have a purplish cast or multi-colored distortions. Fuji USA will repair all affected cameras (serial numbers are listed below) free of charge, even if the one-year warranty has expired."

    Same kind of bug with many other companies that probably used the same CCD


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Hi this indicates that there is a problem in the CCD which is a quite common 1 have a good 1

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