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No image in viewer

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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  • ginjabrd Feb 13, 2008

    A couple of years ago my brother dropped my Canon ES60 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder. Afterward I couldn't see an image in the viewfinder. I just figured that I was S.O.L. and put it up. About 4 yrs. later I just started messing around with it and it worked. I had no problems with it for about a year until last week when it happened again. To best of my knowledge it was not dropped this time. There is no image in the viewfinder, however when it is hooked up to the T.V. you can see that it is recording and playsback just fine. I was hoping that someone might be able to help me solve this problem with having to take it somewhere. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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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.

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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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  • gwjerry Feb 11, 2015

    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 from the board or one of the 4 surface mount connectors are loose.

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