My cat knocked it over and now I can't see anything through the viewer. If I connected to a TV I can see it's recording fine. If I move the viewer I can sometimes see what I'm recording but then if it moves I lose it again. I'm assuming I'll need to get it fixed however, would like an idea of how much it should cost and what part I would need. I went to one repair shop and the guy told me it would cost over $200.00 and I would have to send it away. Help!
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You never know what it will cost till you take it apart and most peeps do send them to the manufacturer so cut out the middle man thats gonna add on a shipping and handling fee + who knows what else. Call canon at 1 800 828-4040 good Luck.
There is a small circuit board located in the adjustable viewfinder. A 4 pin connector with a small ribbon cord is plugged into this circuit board. Your problem is that after many hours of adjusting the view the circuit board ribbon connector has come loose for the board or one of the 4 surface mount connectors are loose.
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You don't say what kind of connections between the items are, but I know you can use a "Scart Switching Box" if you have scarts, to record from one thing to another. I don't know if it will be any good but you can look into it. Found on Amazon by the way, image below:
If your Canon A80 camera shows previously stored images of memory card in playback mode but does not show live view in camera mode to take fresh picture then ccd imager chip got defective and need to be replaced. Local camera repair shop will help you to replace ccd imager chip because camera will take apart in detail and soldering work is needed. Thanks.
The CRT is most likely bad. Unfortunately, i have the same problem and there are no longer any parts available for it. Just in case you do not know what a CRT is, its basically a tiny T.V. screen in the viewfinder. You could use it by hooking it up to a television so you can see what you are recording,but other than that its ready for the electronics graveyard.
You camera is PAL and you are attaching with Ntsc TV or VCR. Both Pal and Ntsc are different systems and incompatible to each other.
If you want to see correct playback of your Camera, it requires Pal or Multi-System color TV.
Need further info, please let me know.
the video ribbon is probably not secure in its connector and as you open the door it is pulled from the simple housing it connects to these cameras are absolutely terrible the lcd screens will always fail because of a design defect in the ribbon and its routing and fastening.Inside the lcd screen to secure it they use electrical tape as a fastener so ridiculous.
If images cannot be downloaded from the camera to a Macintosh, check the status of the camera and the Macintosh and resolve the problem accordingly.
1) Check the status of the camera and Macintosh. 1. Connect your camera to the Macintosh and turn the camera on. 2. Open the "Applications" folder on the Macintosh HD. 3. Double-click "Image Capture". * If the "Imaging device not connected" message appears, follow the steps described in [Checking the connection between the camera and PC]. 4. Select "Preferences" from the "Image Capture" menu. 5. The procedure for using the Image Capture Preferences window differs depending on the OS version used. Use the correct procedure for your version of Mac OS. - Mac OS 10.4: Click "General" in the Image Capture Preferences window. - Mac OS 10.3: Click "Camera" in the Image Capture Preferences window. - Mac OS 10.2: Simply proceed to the next step. 6. In "Items launched at camera connection", select "FPVBridge" and then click the [OK] button. * If FPVBridge is not among the displayed items, follow the steps in [Displaying FPVBridge] below. 7. Quit "Image Capture".
If you implement the above procedure up to step 6, FinePix Viewer launches automatically. * To stop FinePix Viewer from launching automatically, follow the steps in [FinePix Viewer Setup] below.
2) Resolving the problem [Checking the connection between the camera and PC] 1. Plug the USB cable into the camera and Macintosh again. * If you are using a USB hub, do not connect the camera to the Macintosh via the hub.
[Displaying FPVBridge] 1. Select "Other". 2. Click the "Applications" folder. 3. Click the "FinePix Viewer" folder. 4. Select "FPVBridge" and click "Open". 5. Click [OK].
[FinePix Viewer Setup] 1. Launch FinePix Viewer. 2. Select "Automatic Save Settings" in the Settings menu. 3. Tick the "Auto save images when the camera is connected" checkbox in "Operation Settings When Camera Is Connected". 4. Click [OK] and close the "Automatic Save Settings" window. 5. Exit FinePix Viewer. 6. Turn the camera off and then on again to test whether FinePix Viewer launches automatically.
Not much that you can do with that, try adjusting the small focus lever on the underside of the viewfinder, as this might fix the blurred image, your lucky that you didn't, break something on the camera.
It's not a problem, it's designed that way. Its called Macrmedia Encryption. It's so you can't record commercial DVD's onto other media (anti-piracy). Since the game is DVD based, it will not be recordable.