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Canon mv700i My screen has got vertical coloured lines and it is also what shows up when I tape. It is the same on the screen , or view finder. Is this a common problem, is it cheap to fix? any place you recomemned/ It is 3 1/2 year sold and not used much thanks Don

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"This model is being repaired free of charge by Canon for a defective CCD. Go here for shipping information:" i`m verry happy about this, but tris link is wrong...please recheck the link, i wnt to repair my mv700i camera. tks

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Mine is doing exactly the same thing. I tried the link above but it isn't working. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Get a dv head cleaner (£27.99) from jessops. helps no end.

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This model is being repaired free of charge by Canon for a defective CCD. Go here for shipping information:

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