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Video capture is not working

When i turn on in camera mode I get lines on either viewer and you can not see objects or anything. However, if I go to play mode and play something already taped it works great and crystal clear picture. Any idea what could be wrong plz Thanks,

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Get a new battery.

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

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I had a similar thing happen to me...the video would not come one when I turned it on, but the audio would work, and it would play back tape fine. I happened upon the following solution (though I don't know how long it will last). I charged the camera, and then noticed it worked fine when the charger was plugged in. As soon as I unplugged it, the video would go black. So...I plugged it in, turned it to record, and unplugged it, and it worked! Almost like something got reset. I have no idea how long this will last, or if it means the battery is going...but, give it a try!

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Sounds like bad caps in the camera section of the camera or maybe someone =swtched the camera into manual mode??If not Please contact this # for repair depots that are experienced with the camcorders1 800 828-4040 Good Luck

Posted on Apr 16, 2006

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Based on the information you've provided it seems that the CCD Image Sensor of the Camera is affected. If the CCD Image Sensor is affected, the images captured may be discolored or with lines on it. Even if the CCD is affected, the previously captured images and icons of the Camera will display normally. You may try power resetting the Camera.

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1) Check the status of the camera and Macintosh.
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