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Camcorder wont show images

The camcorder will not show any thing, there is only dim light coming through and a grey screen when ever you try to record, playback works fine.

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This sounds like the iris is stuck almost closed. You can try gently tapping the side to attempt to release the iris. If that fils to resolve the problem, the unit should be brought to a servicer to rebuild the optical block.

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